Syracuse, NY


Holiday Inn Syracuse - Liverpool
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088
Only 7 minutes from Syracuse Hancock International Airport.


Sunday, November 4, 2018
12PM to 4PM


AnnMarie Gabaldon

Exhibit your goods and services!

Free Admission sponsored by:
Romano Auto Dealerships
Additional sponsors:
ACR Health Army Painting with a Twist NorthEast Regional Council of Carpenters Desimone's Martial Arts SRC, Inc.

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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse Girls of Merit!

  • Da'Vyne Skipp
    Da'Vyne Skipp
  • Isabella Pascale
    Isabella Pascale
  • Jamie Pergrem
    Jamie Pergrem
  • Jenna Isabelle
    Jenna Isabelle
  • Kaelee Jackson
    Kaelee Jackson
  • Samaia A. Goodrich
    Samaia A. Goodrich
  • Shaylyn Cassidy Papineau
    Shaylyn Cassidy Papineau
  • Valerie Burkhart
    Valerie Burkhart

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Mastajah Snow Mastajah Snow
  • Maria DeCaro Maria DeCaro
    Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
  • Sophia Jurenko Sophia Jurenko
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Rachael Fonger Rachael Fonger
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Yesha Patel Yesha Patel
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
  • Angilee Haberer Angilee Haberer
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Molly Giblin Molly Giblin
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Nicole Clasen Nicole Clasen
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager
  • Jada Johnson Jada Johnson
    Art Show 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

Girl of Merit Awards12:45 - 1:15 Room 1
  • Donna J. Tupper
    Donna J. Tupper

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.

Donna J. Tupper President, Infinity Northeast Inc.

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom12:45 - 1:15 Room 2

  • Diane Kuklinski
    Diane Kuklinski

Submit questions anonymously and get answers 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+) Sponsored by ACR Health.

Presented by:
Managing Stress2:15 - 3:00 Room 2
  • Susan Mayer
    Susan Mayer

Stress is tough - but you are tougher. In this deep and dynamic session, we'll discuss happiness, resilience, and how to be good to yourself when the stress hits the fan.

Presented by Care Coordinator - Susan Mayer

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

Musical Performances:

  • Members of The LA Project - Musical Group
  • Bossy
  • Violin Viola - Musical Group

Dance Performances:

  • Harrington School of Irish Dance
  • Delaney Riley
  • Bollywood Dance
    Bollywood Dance


  • Zumba by Nina
  • Nina P - Spoken Word

Workshops & Demos

- Desimone's Martial Arts

Self Defense demo

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

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Fashion Showcase - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
  • Live Music & Dance Performances - 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 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 Painting with a Twist - 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 Army - 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.
  • Pamper Me Lounge - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase sponsored by SRC, Inc. - 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:
iHeartMedia Syracuse B104.7 Hot 107.9 Power 620 Y94 570 WSYR

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