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Girls of Merit sponsored by:

University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
Where
Clarion Hotel Conference Center-North
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
When
Saturday, January 12, 2019
12PM - 4PM

Girls World Expo is a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls – our local Girls Advisory Board is made up of teens from Lexington who have created a unique show just for you! We have also worked closely with our local media partner, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations and vendors that serve your needs in the Lexington area!

Girls World Expo can change your life – come together with your friends, or make new ones at the Expo, to enjoy a magical day where you will hear from and meet successful and powerful women right from your own community who can show you a path to success! You will attend workshops, listen to speakers, see demonstrations, science exhibits, and speak one-on-one with women who are leaders in business, government, industry, the arts, and many other realms of endeavor. It's a rare opportunity for you to see what your future could be, and learn what it will take to get there.

But it's not all work! Girls World Expo is also fun. There's fashion, an art show, music and dance performances by talented local artists, and the always-popular GWE Marketplace, where you can see and purchase everything from hair accessories to self-help materials, and clothing to jewelry.

It's not just another day. It's a very special day. It's an opportunity to spend a day in a safe, secure environment inspired by the company of other girls and not just seeing but creating the future. Your future.

Exhibit your goods and services!

Contact

AnnMarie Gabaldon
annmarie@girlsworldexpo.com

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Mikayla Henderson
    Mikayla Henderson
  • Damiyana Meadows
    Damiyana Meadows
  • Kylee Tyson
    Kylee Tyson
  • Evelyn Stone
    Evelyn Stone
  • Olivia Ann Miller
    Olivia Ann Miller
  • MaKayla C. Brown
    MaKayla C. Brown
  • Isabella m Sarrantonio
    Isabella m Sarrantonio

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-1:00PM
Kick off the day with a warm welcome from our Girls Advisory Board (all local girls) and enjoy our first entertainment act of the day!


Breakout Sessions

Girl of Merit Award Ceremony1:00 - 1:45 Room 1

A special thank you to girls who have proven themselves exceptional members of the community through their actions, activities, leadership, and positive influence on others.

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom1:00 - 1:45 Room 2

Submit questions anonymously and get answers instantly...like Google, but without a search history. And with advice from actual experts! This is your chance to ask those personal and crazy – gotta know! questions. No moms allowed. (For ages 13+)

What are Boys REALLY Thinking?2:30 - 3:15 Room 2
  • Jarrod Gay
    Jarrod Gay

With the help of a panel of local teenage boys, we will attempt to unravel the inner-mysteries of the male brain or at least try! (Results not guaranteed.)

Presented by Jarrod Gay from Tates Creek High School
Girls Just Want to Have Funds2:30 - 3:15 Room 3
  • University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
    University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

Presented by University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

Entertainment Break
Featuring performances from local entertainers and showcasing talent by local girls.

female keyboardist sings local teen ballet troup leaps

Workshops & Demos

Girls AUTO Know Workshop - Car crisis? Never fear, YOU are here! After this fun and inspiring session, you'll be the only one in the car who knows what to do when that little light on the dashboard comes on.

Self Defense Demonstrations - Fight like a girl! Empower yourself with lessons in self-defense.

Cyber Lounge - Whether we know it or not, a lot of personal info is available online. So what happens if it falls into the wrong hands? Learn the facts about cyber safety and how to know when it's time to log off.

Jill of All Trades Workshop - Mechanic. Carpenter. Electrician. Welder. Ever wonder about non-traditional jobs for girls? This workshop is all about broadening your horizons... and your career options.


Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 12:00 - 4:00PM

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Fashion Showcase - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
  • Live Music & Dance Performances
  • girls spin prize wheel at booth Exhibitor Marketplace - A thriving shopping area where local vendors sell and demonstrate their goods. A unique shopping and experiential opportunity in a fun, upbeat inspiring atmosphere. Exhibit your goods and services.
  • Healthy Living
  • Girls World of Art Show - Come see how local girls express themselves through art. Art is a celebration of self-expression, creativity ad self esteem all on display at GWE.
  • College & Career Coaching - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
  • Fitness Demos
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase - The future is female, and we are here for it. #GirlNerds unite for this one-of-a-kind workshop on what it really means to be a lady in STEM.
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops
  • MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Close 4:00PM

We will thank everyone for participating in such a special day and celebrate with a closing act!


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In partnership with:

  • iHeartMedia Lexington 98.1 The Bull 104.5 The Cat WKQQ 100.1 Mix 94.5 Rewind 105.5 Newsradio 630 WLAP WTF 97.7

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