Courtesy of Romano Auto Dealerships!

Romano Auto Dealerships

Sponsored by:

  • Marquardt Switches
    Marquardt Switches
  • OnTECH Charter School
    OnTECH Charter School
  • Carpenters Local #277
    Carpenters Local #277
  • Helio Health
    Helio Health

Our 4th year in Syracuse was amazing! Thank you to Romano Auto Dealers for making sure ALL girls could attend for free and to Marquardt Switches for their support as our STEM sponsor... the girls were able to make their own switch! OnTECH Charter High School taught us the value of choosing our food wisely while Helio Health talked through the impact social media can have on all of us. Of course the Carpenters Local #277 were back and had us drilling and hammering all day! The girls made ice cream, broke boards with their bare hands, learned to play chess, shopped the marketplace and took selfies with a Miata for Romano Auto Dealers using the hashtag #RADgirls, to try and win an iPhone and apple watch. Add in the photo booth, fashion show, zumba, singers, dancers, art display, sensory science and roller derby - there was something for everyone! Thank you for another great year!

Holiday Inn Syracuse - Liverpool
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088
Sunday, November 24, 2019
12PM - 3PM

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.


Valerie Moore

See photos from this expo!

Congratulations 2019 Syracuse Girls of Merit!

  • Alexandra Gloude
    Alexandra Gloude
  • Olivia Rouse
    Olivia Rouse
  • Angilee Haberer
    Angilee Haberer
  • Ava Musci
    Ava Musci
  • Francesca Todeschini
    Francesca Todeschini
  • Gabrielle Gloude
    Gabrielle Gloude
  • Isabella Petitto
    Isabella Petitto
  • Lily Jackson
    Lily Jackson
  • Leona Vryhof
    Leona Vryhof
  • Nicole Clasen
    Nicole Clasen
  • Rachael Fonger
    Rachael Fonger
  • Sophia Jurenko
    Sophia Jurenko
  • Yesha Patel
    Yesha Patel

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Nicole
  • Sophia Jurenko
    Sophia Jurenko
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Rachael Fonger
    Rachael Fonger
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Angilee Haberer
    Angilee Haberer
    Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
  • Isabella Petitto
    Isabella Petitto
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
  • Alexandra Gloude
    Alexandra Gloude
    Art Show Coordinator
  • Gabrielle Gloude
    Gabrielle Gloude
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager
  • Leona Vryhof
    Leona Vryhof
    Bright Ideas/Science 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

What are Boys REALLY Thinking?12:45 - 1:30 Onondaga E
  • Katie Haberer
    Katie Haberer

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! (For ages 13+. Results not guaranteed.)

Presented by Troop Leader 10871 & Recruitment Director Lakeview Service Unit - Katie Haberer
Parent Session: SuperMom - Taking On the Teen Years With Confidence12:45 - 1:30 Onondaga G
  • Christine Conte
    Christine Conte

Christine Conte Certified Professional Life & Leadership Coach, Christine Conte Coaching

Know the Signs: The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health for Teen Girls2:15 - 3:00 Onondaga E
  • Helio Health
    Helio Health

Learn the signs of depression, anxiety and other common health concerns for teen girls, so you can be on the look-out for yourself and your friends. Explore coping skills and maintaining healthy boundaries.

Presented by Stacyann Reid, MHC-P, CCPT, COS-P and Holly Robinson LMSW - Helio Health
The Power of G.I.R.L. and Girl of Merit Ceremony2:15 - 3:00 Onondaga G

Wondering how YOU can make a difference? Join this Silver and Gold Award presentation and learn from the experts how to change the world! These awards open doors to scholarships, friendships, civic engagement and so much more! 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.

Presented by:
Angilee Haberer
Angilee Haberer

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

Musical Performances:

  • Reality Check - Musical Group
    Reality Check
  • Jr Miss Military Star - Jamie Pergrem
    Jr Miss Military Star - Jamie Pergrem

Dance Performances:

  • Bollywood Dance & Tai Chi
    Bollywood Dance & Tai Chi
  • Harrington School of Irish Dance
    Harrington School of Irish Dance


  • Assault City Roller Derby - Roller Derby
    Assault City Roller Derby
  • Big Guys PhotoBooth - Photo Booth
    Big Guys PhotoBooth
  • Miss New York for America - Emily Mahana
    Miss New York for America - Emily Mahana

Workshops & Demos

'Jill of All Trades' sponsored by Carpenters Local #277

College isn't for everyone. Women can be plumbers, electricians, carpenters, welders and more. Find out about opportunities for a career in a hands-on trade or business you might not have considered.

  • Carpenters Local #277

Syracuse Zumba

Master Sun Chong's Tae Kwon Do Center

Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 12:00 - 3:00PM

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • 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 sponsored by OnTECH Charter School - 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.
    • OnTECH Charter School
  • 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 Marquardt Switches - 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.
    • Marquardt Switches
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops

Close 3:00PM

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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