Harris-Stowe University
3026 Laclede Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
Sunday, September 29, 2019
1PM - 5PM

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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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!


Varinda Missett

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 1PM-1:45PM
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 Ceremony1:45 - 2:30

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.

Ending the Silence1:45 - 2:30
  • Amy Coffelt
    Amy Coffelt

Amy Coffelt Program Specialist for Ending the Silence, NAMI St. Louis

I'm Diggin' My Confidence Vision Board Workshop1:45 - 2:30
  • Edo Branch
    Edo Branch

Edo Branch Founder, This Girl Leads®, Inc.

Healthy Relationships 1013:00 - 3:45
  • Phoenix Lintner
    Phoenix Lintner

Phoenix Lintner Project HART Coordinator, Safe Connections

Your Manners Matter3:00 - 3:45
  • Renita Jackson
    Renita Jackson

Renita Jackson Founder/President, Jackson Etiquette

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom3:00 - 3:45

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+)

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

female keyboardist sings

Dance Performances:

  • Chinese Fan Dance
    Chinese Fan Dance
  • Dazzling Diamonds
    Dazzling Diamonds
  • St. Louis Ambush Brigade
    St. Louis Ambush Brigade
  • Diva Sweat Dance Company
    Diva Sweat Dance Company
  • Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen - Shae Smith
    Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen - Shae Smith
  • Saint Louis University K:ODE Ode to K-Pop
    Saint Louis University K:ODE Ode to K-Pop


  • CheerDolls - Cheerleading
  • Arch Rival Roller Derby - Roller Derby
    Arch Rival Roller Derby

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: 1:00 - 5:00PM

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Live Music & Dance Performances
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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
  • College & Career Coaching - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
  • Fashion Showcase - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
  • Pamper Me Lounge - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
  • Fitness Demos
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Photo Booth
  • Glitter Tattoos

Close 5:00PM

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:

  • Radio One St. Louis 95.5  The Lou HOT 104.1

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