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Girls World Expo - Albany

The event has already taken a place at this date: 
noon - 4:00
free, registration required


9-12 years Teenagers Adults & kids together


The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY, 12211
United States
Contact name: 
Jill Haskell
Email address: 
Girls World Expo is a one-day event for girls ages 11-18 that combines fun, information, fashion, contact with successful women in our community, workshops and shopping that will help girls build self-esteem and create success in all aspects of their live

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 Albany who have created a unique show just for you! We have also worked closely with our local media partner, iHEARTMEDIA, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations and vendors that serve your needs in the Albany 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 a fashion show, 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.


If you are a girl and you would like to help us build the expo and earn community service hours and leadership skills in a fun, new way take a look at these options:


1. We are seeking girls for the advisory board, which is essentially the steering committee for the expo.  The advisory board will meet to divide job tasks and then the girls will assume responsibility for reaching out to local groups to recruit entertainment, art exhibits, science exhibits, and entertainers for the expo.  They will be the core group to truly shape the expo and give it the Capital District feel. 
2. Performers of all styles.  Expos all have their own unique flair and the opportunity for performers of all talents.  High energy groups to individuals everyone can find a place.  We will need high energy performers for main stage of 5-10 minutes and smaller, even solo performers who may want to share a smaller 2-5 minute piece.
3. Artists and Scientists who would like to share their talent.  We will have art on display created by capital district girls - pottery, photographs, jewelry, fiber arts, fashion design, painting, drawing - there is no limit to the creativity that can be shared.  With the scientists we are looking not just for informative but also fun, interactive uses of science and math - robotics and hands-on experiments for girls to share.
4. Volunteers - every great event needs them.  girls, parents, teachers - all are welcome to help make the expo a success
5. Nominate a Girl of Merit - anyone can submit a nomination for a girl of merit award.  The web site explains this one best!