Presented by: White Greer Maggard Orthodontics
White Greer Maggard Orthodontics

Girls of Merit sponsored by:

University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
Nominate a Girl of Merit Now!(Deadline Thursday, February 20th)
Clarion Hotel Conference Center-North
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Sunday, March 8, 2020
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!


Valerie Moore

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-
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: 12:45-1:30PM & 2:00-2:45PM
Love The Skin You're In:
breakout session speaker holds microphone to girl audience member asking question
You're perfect just the way you are! Don't let social pressures make you question yourself or your worth. Be proud to be unique. Be proud to be YOU!
Fearless Female Panel
Meet some of the area's fiercest female visionaries and hear how they're helping change the game for girls.
Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom
Submit questions anonymously and get answers instantly... like Google, but without a search history. And with advice from actual experts! No moms allowed. (For ages 13+)
What Are Boys REALLY Thinking?
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! (For ages 13+. Results not guaranteed.)
Girls Just Want to Have Funds
Student loans? Saving money? Starting an online business? We're here to take the fear out of all things financial – so all you have to do is dream.

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

Musical Performances:

  • Miss Kentucky Alex Francke
    Miss Kentucky Alex Francke

Dance Performances:

  • Bluegrass Ceili Academy
    Bluegrass Ceili Academy


  • Dynamic Face Paint & Design - Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos
    Dynamic Face Paint & Design - Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos
  • Henna by Meera - Henna
    Henna by Meera

Workshops & Demos


Jump Rope Demo - Heart & Sole Skippers

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

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony sponsored by University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
    • University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
  • Fashion Showcase - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
  • College & Career Coaching - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Henna Art
  • Live Music & Dance Performances
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fitness Demos
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops
  • "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.
  • Self Defense

Close 4:00PM

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

Get Involved!

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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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