Raleigh, NC

Presented by:
Wake Health Medical Group Crumley Roberts


Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd
Cary, NC 27513


Sunday, April 22, 2018
12PM to 4PM


Valerie Moore

Exhibit your goods and services!

Free Admission sponsored by:
The Bishop Law Firm
Additional sponsors:
Fitness Connection Raleigh Modern Mechanical

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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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.

Congratulations 2018 Raleigh Girls of Merit!

  • Amiyah T. Gibbs-Jones
    Amiyah T. Gibbs-Jones
  • Ben Cox
    Ben Cox
  • Cameron Fisher
    Cameron Fisher
  • Chloe Allen
    Chloe Allen
  • Coral Lopez
    Coral Lopez
  • Cynthia Rios
    Cynthia Rios
  • Dr.Pia Duncan
    Dr.Pia Duncan
  • Halle Barcus
    Halle Barcus
  • McKenzie Beck
    McKenzie Beck
  • Nia Faith Gray
    Nia Faith Gray
  • Tori Massengill
    Tori Massengill

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Nithya Adusumilli Nithya Adusumilli
  • Aislinn Whalen Aislinn Whalen
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • April Lane April Lane
    Art Show Coordinator
  • Layah Edwards Layah Edwards
    Art Show Coordinator
  • Caroline Wang Caroline Wang
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Sonam Shah Sonam Shah
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Coral Lopez Coral Lopez
    Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
  • Kenaz Flores Kenaz Flores
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
  • Nada Moghazi Nada Moghazi
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
  • Peyton Jones Peyton Jones
    Fashion Coordinator
  • Plaxides Njeri Plaxides Njeri
    GOM Coordinator

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

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom1:00 - 1:45 Room 1
  • Meredith Frazier
    Meredith Frazier
  • Kristin Timpy
    Kristin Timpy

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+)

Presented by:
Building your Brand1:00 - 1:45 Room 2
  • Michelle Weathersby
    Michelle Weathersby

Clean up your digital past, create your elevator pitch and find out how to reach your next chapter!

Michelle Weathersby CEO, LENS Career Consulting Firm

Leading Your Dreams to Reality1:00 - 1:45 Room 3
  • Danita K Washington
    Danita K Washington

Transform your dreams into reality! Develop your amazing talents while discovering your vision using tools such as “road maps” and affirmation activities during this interactive session.

Danita K Washington CEO, DKW & Company, LLC

What are Boys REALLY Thinking?2:30 - 3:15 Room 1
  • Ricky Duncan
    Ricky Duncan

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 Clinical Therapist - Ricky Duncan
Vision Board Workshop2:30 - 3:15 Room 2
  • San Griffin
    San Griffin

Join us for this fun and interactive workshop that will put your strengths, goals and challenges in full view; allow you to engage in inspirational and motivational discussions; and give you the tools you need to succeed!

Presented by San Griffin from www.aggrandizeyourlife.com
Love the Skin You're In2:30 - 3:15
  • Gretchen Campbell
    Gretchen Campbell

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!

Gretchen Campbell LPC, Grow, Encourage, Empower PLLC

Girl of Merit Brunch
  • Kiesha Cousar
    Kiesha Cousar

A special awards ceremony honoring girls who have proven themselves exceptional members of the community through their actions, activities, leadership, and positive influence on others. (separate ticket required)

Kiesha Cousar CEO and founder, COUSAR Empowerment - Keynote Speaker

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

Musical Performances:

  • Frances Mehlenbacher - Singer/Guitar
  • Lacy Wilder - Singer/Guitar
  • Logan Henderson
    Logan Henderson
  • We The Kings
    We The Kings

Dance Performances:

  • 8counts2dance Studio - Sr. Competitive Dance Team
  • Ruby Slipper Chinese Dance Club
  • Just Dance - Hip Hop Dance
  • Invictus - Hip Hop Dance
  • Taal Thumakdha - Bollywood Dance


  • Visit the #JoyZone by Crumley Roberts - Write a letter to your future self, be a part of an interactive art installation and #FINDYOURJOY
  • Interactive STEM Exhibit - Interactive STEM Exhibit
  • Fashion Expo - Sponsored by Crabtree Valley Mall - Fashion
  • Food Trucks

Workshops & Demos


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

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Fashion Showcase sponsored by Crabtree Valley Mall - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
  • College & Career Coaching sponsored by The STEM Consultants - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
  • Live Music & Dance Performances sponsored by Curtis Media Group - 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.
  • 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
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops

Close 4:00PM

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

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