Where
Stranahan Theater & Great Hall
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd
Toledo, OH 43614
When
Sunday, February 10, 2019
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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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!

Contact

AnnMarie Gabaldon
annmarie@girlsworldexpo.com

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

Fearless Females Panel12:45 - 1:30
  • Anna Toney
    Anna Toney

Meet some of the area’s fiercest female visionaries and hear how they're helping change the game for girls.

Anna Toney Executive Director, Leadership Toledo

"Pain Isn't Always Obvious" - Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention12:45 - 1:30
  • Matti-Lynn Chrisman
    Matti-Lynn Chrisman

In this seminar, I will share my journey through mental health and recovery. I will also share a few stories about others who have faced similar challenges. I am not yet in the position of giving official mental health training or suicide prevention training, but my talks have been reviewed and looked over by people in the suicide prevention field and have been shaped to help others. I offer successful tips and points of discussion many people are still not willing to discuss about topics that society tends to ignore. The goal is that young women will leave with a determination to learn, discuss, educate, and fight for a world without stigma.

Matti-Lynn Chrisman Miss Ohio, Miss Ohio Scholarship Program

"The Story of the Mouse, the Monster, and ME!" - Assertive Communication2:15 - 3:00
  • Nina Corder
    Nina Corder

Becoming assertive involves developing an awareness of what you need and want and believing that you have the right to ask for what you want. You treat yourself and your needs with the same respect and dignity as you’re expected to give to others. Acting assertively is a way of developing self-respect and self-worth. There is a two-way interaction between self-esteem and assertiveness. You may be surprised that assertive behavior brings you a greater response and increased respect from others and this experience, in turn, enhances your self-worth.

Nina Corder Managing Director, Women Of Toledo

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

female keyboardist sings

Dance Performances:

  • Royalty Dance Team
    Royalty Dance Team
  • Bowling Green State University Dance Team
    Bowling Green State University Dance Team

Workshops & Demos

ELITE KARATE ACADEMY DEMONSTRATION TEAM
- Elite Karate Academy

Elite Karate Academy Demonstration Team

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

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Pamper Me Lounge - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
  • Fitness Demos
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • 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.
  • MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Close 4:00PM

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:

  • iHeartMedia Toledo 92.5 KISS FM 101.5 The River 104.7 WIOT News Radio 1370 WSPD 103.7 'CKY Fox Sports 1230 WCWA 94.9 The Beat

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