Sponsored by:

  • Island Auto Group
    Island Auto Group
  • New York Community Bank
    New York Community Bank
  • College of Staten Island
    College of Staten Island
  • Saint Paul's School Of Nursing
    Saint Paul's School Of Nursing
  • Dr. Alecia Giovinazzo
    Dr. Alecia Giovinazzo

We had a great time meeting all the girls who came out for the Staten Island expo on the beautiful CSI campus. Some of the highlights were scenes from the Harriet Tubman play presented by Sundog Theater and an amazing dance performance by Exposure Dance Studio. We Loved the Self-defense demo by Calle Karate and sensei Mary. It was inspiring to see so many girls teaching other girls how to defend themselves. Jaclyn Tacoronte from JMT media lead a successful You.com social media session which had all the girls talking. Staten Island Heart Society certified girls in CPR and the University Hospital presented tourniquet training for the "Stop the Bleed" campaign. It was a fun and supportive environment with one of the best high school advisory boards ever. Thank you Sara, Angelica, Tatiana, Reyam, Madison and Alessandra!

Staten Island is a close knit community where they really love and support their girls! We loved coming back to the Island. ❤

College of Staten Island (Center for the Arts Building)
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Sunday, October 14, 2018
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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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.


Varinda Missett

See photos from this expo!

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Sara Ventrello
    Sara Ventrello
  • Angelica Mroczek
    Angelica Mroczek
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager
  • Alessandra Antonacci
    Alessandra Antonacci
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
  • Madison Sicuranza
    Madison Sicuranza
    Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
  • Reyam Ghannoum
    Reyam Ghannoum
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager
  • Tatiana Santos Mroczek
    Tatiana Santos Mroczek
    Fashion Coordinator

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-12:45PM
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

Positivity vs. Negativity12:45 - 1:30 Room 1
  • Kim Weiler
    Kim Weiler

Changing Your Life Through Perspective

Kim Weiler Founder, CEO, Speaker, and Writer, Unique Speaking Agency, Inc. DBA: The Love Group

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom12:45 - 1:30 Room 2
  • Jennifer Lenard
    Jennifer Lenard

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 PA, office of Dr. Alecia Giovinazzo, OB-GYN - Jennifer Lenard
Confident + Unstoppable12:45 - 1:30 Room 3
  • Samary Polnett
    Samary Polnett

An Interactive Self-Esteem Workshop to a Better ME. Samary is the Path 2 Purpose + founder of Beauty is You, INC. At Path 2 Purpose, Samary coaches her clients (life +business clients) to achieve their goals + live a more fulfilled and purposeful life. Through Beauty is You, INC.

Samary Polnett Therapist | Author | Speaker | Coach, Beauty is You, INC. / Path 2 Purpose

Stop the Bleed2:00 - 3:00 Balcony A

Learn how to Save a Life. Learn tools and information you need to act quickly to stop traumatic blood loss trough tourniquets and hemostatic dressings Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Presented by:
You.Com2:15 - 3:00 Room 1
  • Jaclyn M. Tacoronte
    Jaclyn M. Tacoronte

Express yourself and develop your own personal brand. What do you stand for? How does the outside world view you? Is that how you view yourself? Business and personal etiquette has never been more important.

Jaclyn M. Tacoronte Partner, JMT Media

Taking Action for Happiness2:15 - 3:00 Room 2
  • Zsuzsi Evans
    Zsuzsi Evans

We all share the same goal - to be happy! It comes in many forms, but living a life of true, deep happiness is not about outside circumstances. It’s about finding peace and satisfaction in yourself. In this workshop, Zsuzsi will provide insight and tools that get you out of your head and into your heart to move through life with more ease, peace of mind, and overall contentment within.

Zsuzsi Evans COO, Human Design Now

Setting up Strategies to Win Over Your Bodies Performance with Food2:15 - 3:00 Room 3
  • Tarriss Saurer
    Tarriss Saurer

Many teenagers don't understand the impact of proper nutrition on athletic and cognitive performance.  They don't realize nor relate food with a healthy mind dealing with emotional or mental concerns. Nutrition is a key ingredient to optimizing athletic and mental performance. Properly fueling the body is essential in reaching a child’s full athletic potential and cognitive function. In this workshop, Tarriss will educate and mentor teens on what healthy nutritional living is with individual body types, find their overall drive for wellness goals, and develop strategies that work for their lives.

Tarriss Saurer Speaker, Teen Sports Nutritionist, Founder: ProNutritionRx

Computer Science and STEM. It's Not Just 1s and 0s2:15 - 3:00 Balcony B
  • Emma Koslow
    Emma Koslow

Programming is more than just writing code and binary, it requires a lot of creativity. It's a bridge that connects you with people around the world. Working in tech is within your reach- Check it out.

Emma Koslow CEO and Founder, Programming Pals and The Jewish Coder Network

CPR Workshop3:00 - 3:45 Balcony B
  • Rachel Volpe
    Rachel Volpe

CPR and AEDs simply save lives. By placing the skills of CPR training and the accessibility of AEDs throughout Staten Island, we help others help those in need. Where minutes count, the more people trained in CPR and more AEDs available to the community, the more lives we can save. In addition, by providing Heart Healthy talks in schools and for community groups, we provide Staten Islanders with the ability to take their health into their own hands and help reduce heart disease in our community.

Presented by RN, Director of Operations - Rachel Volpe

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

female keyboardist sings

Dance Performances:

  • Exposure Dance
    Exposure Dance
  • Inspirations In Dance
    Inspirations In Dance


  • IlluminArt Productions IlluminArt Productions empowers students to utilize theater as a tool to write and perform plays that illuminate critical social issues, creating conversation for positive change. Inspiration, Education, and Enlightenment Through Theater!
    IlluminArt Productions
  • One-Woman show Playing-Harriet Tubman: An entertaining and educational one-woman show based on the life and times of Harriet Tubman. Harriet’s harrowing and dangerous life unfolds as she tells the moving story of how she brought hundreds of slaves – and her own family – to freedom during the Civil War.
    One-Woman show
  • Christine Dixon - Dramatic Performance
    Christine Dixon
  • Henna Artist Jhaal Kuri
    Henna Artist Jhaal Kuri

Workshops & Demos

'Girls AUTO Know' sponsored by Island Auto Group

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!

  • Island Auto Group
- Calle Karate & Jujutsu

Sensei Mary

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Close 4:00PM

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

In partnership with:

  • Staten Island Advance - SILive

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