Courtesy of Buffalo Teachers Federation!

Buffalo Teachers Federation

Sponsored by:

  • Liberty Yellow Cab
    Liberty Yellow Cab
  • The Salon Professional Academy
    The Salon Professional Academy
  • Excuria Salon and Spa
    Excuria Salon and Spa
  • Transit Lanes
    Transit Lanes
  • Towne Auto Group VW
    Towne Auto Group VW
  • Towne Auto Group Audi
    Towne Auto Group Audi
  • Salvatore's Hospitality
    Salvatore's Hospitality
  • Mount Saint Mary Academy
    Mount Saint Mary Academy
  • AAA
  • US Army
    US Army
  • Charter School for Applied Technologies
    Charter School for Applied Technologies
  • University of Buffalo:  School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    University of Buffalo: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Elaine's Flower Shoppe & Gifts
    Elaine's Flower Shoppe & Gifts
  • Aesthetic Associate Center
    Aesthetic Associate Center
  • Niagara County Community College
    Niagara County Community College
  • Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary

Thank you Buffalo!

Salvatore's Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Buffalo, NY 14043
Sunday, March 31, 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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.


Mara Paolino

See photos from this expo!

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Jaylee Marsh
    Jaylee Marsh
  • Isabella Ortiz
    Isabella Ortiz
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
  • Mercedes wilson
    Mercedes wilson
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Lauren Luchey
    Lauren Luchey
  • Jo-Anna Hudson
    Jo-Anna Hudson
  • Isfar Alim
    Isfar Alim
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager

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 Room 1

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

Presented by:
Rev. Elizabeth Duffy Nina S. Heard Alison Wilcox Alyssa Hough Katherine Spillman
Rev. Elizabeth Duffy Nina S. Heard Alison Wilcox Alyssa Hough Katherine Spillman
Courage and the Art of Creativity12:45 - 1:30 Room 2
  • Erin Forbes
    Erin Forbes

Teen Author, Erin Forbes, speaks about literature, imagination, and the confidence needed to pursue creative passions.

Presented by Erin Forbes from Fire & Ice Book Series
Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom: Relationships, Sex, Vaping & More2:15 - 3:00 Room 1

Submit questions to our panel of experts anonymously and get answers Google, but without a search history. This is your chance to ask those personal and crazy – gotta know! questions. No moms allowed. (For ages 13+)

Presented by:
  • Dr. Keli Koran Luchey Assistant Principal & Sweet Home HS and CEO Lucid Pathways, LLC, Lucid Pathways, LLC - Educational Consulting, Life Coaching & Personal Counseling Services
  • Rachel Sandle-Sacco Prevention Educator & Victim Advocate, YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
  • Lindsay Amico Youth Coordinator, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Donna Nocera-Perna Vice President, Transit Lanes, Inc.
Dr. Keli Koran Luchey Rachel Sandle-Sacco Lindsay Amico Donna Nocera-Perna
Dr. Keli Koran Luchey Rachel Sandle-Sacco Lindsay Amico Donna Nocera-Perna
Influence & Power2:15 - 3:00 Room 2
  • April N.M. Baskin
    April N.M. Baskin

Young Women in Government

April N.M. Baskin Majority Leader, Erie County Legislature, County Government

Foster Love Closet Donations

Girls World Expo is teaming up with Foster Love Closet to collect donations that will help aid the foster care community in Buffalo. Items needed are: Socks, shoes (including sandals for summer), summer clothing items and diapers. Foster Love Closet is an all-volunteer, donation-based, tax-exempt, non-profit, organization that provides aid to the foster care community. They supply clothing and other needed child/young adult related items at NO COST to foster/kinship families. Help us by bringing your donations to the expo.

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

Musical Performances:

  • Bossy - Musical Group
  • Buffalo Girlchoir - Musical Group
    Buffalo Girlchoir

Dance Performances:

  • The Devastation Dance Company
    The Devastation Dance Company


  • Up! State Cirque Troupe - Circus Entertainment
    Up! State Cirque Troupe
  • UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase
    UB   School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Personal Best - Fashion
    Personal Best
  • DJ DRE Music & Photo Booths - Photo Booth
    DJ DRE Music & Photo Booths
  • Global Pearls Drill Team
  • The Smiling Face Painter
    The Smiling Face Painter
  • Loti Henna Studio - Henna
    Loti Henna Studio

Workshops & Demos

'Girls AUTO Know' sponsored by Towne Auto Group VW and Towne Auto Group Audi

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!

  • Towne Auto Group VW
  • Towne Auto Group Audi
- Queen City Roller Girls

Roller Derby Demo

Absolute Performance

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

  • Pamper Me Lounge sponsored by The Salon Professional Academy and Excuria Salon and Spa - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
    • The Salon Professional Academy
    • Excuria Salon and Spa
  • 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.

Close 4:00PM

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

In partnership with:


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