Presented by: Frost Bank
Frost Bank

Courtesy of Merle Norman ODESSA!

Merle Norman ODESSA

Sponsored by:

  • MTCU
  • Cinergy Cinemas
    Cinergy Cinemas
  • Vital Care Urgent Care
    Vital Care Urgent Care
  • Courtyard Family Medical
    Courtyard Family Medical
  • L'Oven Expressions Bakery
    L'Oven Expressions Bakery
  • Ally Outdoors
    Ally Outdoors
  • The Bosworth Company
    The Bosworth Company
  • Cream Lab N7
    Cream Lab N7
  • Chevron
  • Midland YMCA
    Midland YMCA
  • Lux Occasions
    Lux Occasions
  • Wood Motor Co.
    Wood Motor Co.
  • Sandy's Nursery
    Sandy's Nursery

Thank you Midland-Odessa!

Midland County Horseshoe
2514 Arena Trail
Midland, TX 79701
Saturday, March 30, 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 Midland-Odessa who have created a unique show just for you! We have also worked closely with our local media partners, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations and vendors that serve your needs in the Midland-Odessa 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.


Carol Callahan

See photos from this expo!

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Jackylin Leon
    Jackylin Leon
  • Janessa Gonzalez
    Janessa Gonzalez
  • Karina Meza
    Karina Meza
  • Stephanie Madrid
    Stephanie Madrid
  • Jenna Granado
    Jenna Granado
  • Eden Escobedo
    Eden Escobedo

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-12:30PM
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

Never Let Anyone Tell You That Something Is Impossible12:30 - 1:15 Room 1
  • Laura Nodolf
    Laura Nodolf

What in your life defines you? Do you think that who you are right now is who would will be in 5 or 10 years? Can you even see that far ahead? Come and spend time with Laura as she shares how she came to believe that no one could tell her that something was impossible.

Presented by District Attorney - Laura Nodolf
Social Media Safety / Cyber Bullying12:30 - 1:15 Room 2
  • Inez Hernandez
    Inez Hernandez

The internet is an incredible resource, but it can also be extremely dangerous if you don’t understand what is lurking behind the scenes. Get bullet proof steps on how to handle cyber bullying, social media oversharing, and other tips to help you go online safely.

Presented by Inez Hernandez from Abacus Computers, Inc.
Becoming a Trendsetter1:30 - 2:15 Room 1
  • Aisha Thomas
    Aisha Thomas

We're all influenced by the trends in entertainment, fashion, and more. Culture is moved by what everyone is talking about or doing. Are you moved by what is popular instead of who you are? Come learn how to be trendy by embracing who you are!

Presented by Military and Youth Speaker - Aisha Thomas
Female Professionals in the Medical Field1:30 - 2:15 Room 2
  • Anita Marshall
    Anita Marshall

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? The sky is the limit. Come be inspired and learn how to pursue and obtain your dreams while serving others in a rewarding medical profession. Learn how Anita Marshall, has blended her strengths and passions to achieve a meaningful and fulfilling career. Find out the secrets to her ongoing success.  This is your chance to ask and connect with the expert. Share what’s important to you because smart career choices start now.

Presented by Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Anita Marshall
Pretty Girl Crew Power2:30 - 3:15 Room 1
  • Kristen Geez (Grant)
    Kristen Geez (Grant)

This interactive workshop is for girls who are ready to learn how to leverage their individual strengths, by creating road maps that will help them accomplish their long-term goals. we will explore approaches to addressing issues such as abuse, bullying, shame, lack of support and the negative impact of social media.

Kristen Geez (Grant) Founder, Advising Generation Z

Rock Your Finances2:30 - 3:15 Room 2
  • Michelle Forest
    Michelle Forest

Michelle Forest has worked in the credit union industry for over 20 years. In this session she will teach the importance of money in achieving life goals. Student loans? Saving money? Starting an online business? Michelle will take the fear out of all things financial!

Michelle Forest Marketing/Business Development Manager, MTCU

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

Musical Performances:

  • Christian Shedwin - A Capella Singer
    Christian Shedwin

Dance Performances:

  • Ballet Flamenco / Ballet Folklorico - Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland, Inc.
    Ballet Flamenco / Ballet Folklorico
  • Legacy Elite Dance Performance
    Legacy Elite Dance Performance
  • DeZavala Steppers
    DeZavala Steppers


  • Henna & Face Painting by Maribel
    Henna & Face Painting by Maribel
  • You Go Girl!: A Girl's Guide to Turning Her Dreams Into a Reality - Speaker
    You Go Girl!: A Girl's Guide to Turning Her Dreams Into a Reality

Workshops & Demos

'Girls AUTO Know' sponsored by Wood Motor Co.

One of the most exciting moments for a teenage girl is getting her driver's license! But this right of passage also brings responsibility. Learn basic maintenance & road safety. It's everything a girl AUTO know!

  • Wood Motor Co.
- Yong In Lee's Martial Arts School

Taekwondo Demonstration

9362 Samurai Robotics

Midland Classical Academy Robotics - Hot Bots

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

  • Fashion Showcase sponsored by Lux Occasions - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
    • Lux Occasions
  • Live Music & Dance Performances sponsored by Cinergy Cinemas
    • Cinergy Cinemas
  • 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 sponsored by Sandy's Nursery - 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 sponsored by The Bosworth Company - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
    • The Bosworth Company
  • Cyber Lounge sponsored by Cream Lab N7 - 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.
    • Cream Lab N7
  • Pamper Me Lounge - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
  • Fitness Demos
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase sponsored by Chevron - 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.
    • Chevron
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops
  • Girls World of Sports sponsored by Midland YMCA - Be it volleyball, yoga, boxing, dance, etc... Take care of you body through fun and fitness.
    • Midland YMCA

Close 4:00PM

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

In partnership with:

  • West Texas Radio Group Rock 95.1 Kicks 99.1 97 Gold

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