Sponsored by:

  • American Eagle Credit Union
    American Eagle Credit Union
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    U.S. Department of Justice
  • Abra Kadabra
    Abra Kadabra
  • Infinite Scholars
    Infinite Scholars
  • Thrive Express
    Thrive Express
  • School of Arts, Media, Communications, Fashion Business & Design
    School of Arts, Media, Communications, Fashion Business & Design
  • Cricket Wireless
    Cricket Wireless

Thank you St. Louis

Harris-Stowe University
3026 Laclede Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
Sunday, September 29, 2019
1PM - 5PM

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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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!

Congratulations 2019 St. Louis Girls of Merit!

  • Bria Thomas
    Bria Thomas
  • Cortnie ShMyLA Mangrum
    Cortnie ShMyLA Mangrum
  • Destiny McJames
    Destiny McJames
  • Kayley Bryant-Vaughn
    Kayley Bryant-Vaughn
  • Legacy Jackson
    Legacy Jackson
  • Leilani Billups
    Leilani Billups
  • Na’ila Samiah Kerr
    Na’ila Samiah Kerr
  • Paige Hardy
    Paige Hardy
  • Tania Wilson
    Tania Wilson
  • Zaire Joyner
    Zaire Joyner

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 1PM-1:45PM
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

Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Drug-Free.1:45 - 2:30 Room 1
  • Rogeana Patterson-King
    Rogeana Patterson-King

Rogeana Patterson-King Senior Supervisory Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration

Girl of Merit Award Ceremony1:45 - 2:30 Room 2
  • Chrisette Michele
    Chrisette Michele

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 Grammy award winning entertainer, entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter - Chrisette Michele
I'm Diggin' My Confidence Vision Board Workshop1:45 - 2:30 Room 3
  • Edo Branch
    Edo Branch

Edo Branch Founder, This Girl Leads®, Inc.

Ending the Silence1:45 - 2:30 Room 4
  • Amy Coffelt
    Amy Coffelt

Amy Coffelt Program Specialist for Ending the Silence, National Alliance on Mental Illness - St. Louis

Young Ladies - Just Want to Have "Funds"3:00 - 3:45 Room 1
  • Pier Yvette Alsup
    Pier Yvette Alsup

Pier Yvette Alsup Chief Community Engagement Officer and Social Responsibility Officer, American Eagle Credit Union

Healthy Relationships 1013:00 - 3:45 Room 2
  • Phoenix Lintner
    Phoenix Lintner

Phoenix Lintner Project HART Coordinator, Safe Connections

Your Manners Matter3:00 - 3:45 Room 3
  • Renita Jackson
    Renita Jackson

Renita Jackson Founder/President, Jackson Etiquette

Healthy Girl Happy Girl3:00 - 3:45 Room 4

Presented by:
  • Kelly Wieser Associate Director of Prevention Education, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis
  • Meg Boyko Executive Director, Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership
  • Damaris Karanja Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR Therapist, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Healing Streams Counseling, LLC
  • Abra McField CEO, Abra Kadabara Hair and Healing Company
Kelly Wieser Meg Boyko Damaris Karanja Abra McField
Kelly Wieser Meg Boyko Damaris Karanja Abra McField

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

Musical Performances:

  • Kyla Gerhardt
    Kyla Gerhardt
  • Saniya
  • StringZ EMB
    StringZ EMB

Dance Performances:

  • Chinese Fan Dance
    Chinese Fan Dance
  • Dazzling Diamonds
    Dazzling Diamonds
  • St. Louis Ambush Brigade
    St. Louis Ambush Brigade
  • Diva Sweat Dance Company
    Diva Sweat Dance Company
  • Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen - Shae Smith
    Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen - Shae Smith
  • Saint Louis University K:ODE Ode to K-Pop
    Saint Louis University K:ODE Ode to K-Pop
  • Sizzling Starz Majorettes
  • Harris-Stowe State University Honeycomb Majorette Dance Team
    Harris-Stowe State University Honeycomb Majorette Dance Team
  • Consuming Kinetics Dance Company - Junior Company Dancers
    Consuming Kinetics Dance Company - Junior Company Dancers


  • CheerDolls - Cheerleading
  • Arch Rival Roller Derby - Roller Derby
    Arch Rival Roller Derby
  • Tammy's Tumbling and Dance - Gymnastics
    Tammy's Tumbling and Dance
  • Infinity Cheer Elite - Cheerleading
    Infinity Cheer Elite
  • Henna by Zohra - Henna
    Henna by Zohra
  • 500 Women Scientists - Interactive STEM Exhibit
    500 Women Scientists
  • Face Painting from Abra-Kid-Abra
    Face Painting from Abra-Kid-Abra
  • Miss Missouri - Simone Esters
    Miss Missouri - Simone Esters
  • St. Louis Science Center - Interactive STEM Exhibit
    St. Louis Science Center

Workshops & Demos

- Damsel in Defense

Safety & Basic Self Defense
- Ridgeside K9 StL

Ridgeside K9

Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 1:00 - 5:00PM

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • 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.
  • Fashion Showcase sponsored by School of Arts, Media, Communications, Fashion Business & Design - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
    • School of Arts, Media, Communications, Fashion Business & Design
  • 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.
  • Fitness Demos
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Photo Booth
  • Glitter Tattoos

Close 5:00PM

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

In partnership with:

  • Radio One St. Louis 95.5  The Lou HOT 104.1

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