About This Festival
Girls World Expo is a unique festival that takes place at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino.
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Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Holiday Inn Des Moines - Airport/Conference Center
College of Staten Island
Palacio Catering & Conference Center
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Best Western Premier - The Central Hotel & Conference Center
Holiday Inn Syracuse - Liverpool
The Desmond Hotel Albany
Clarion Hotel Conference Center - North
From the Organizer
Girls World Expo is a very personal venture that grew out of what we saw in the lives of our daughters; too many negative influences and far too few positive. We saw vulnerable young women at a crucial stage in their lives whose self-images and self-esteem had to struggle against unflattering or unattainable media portrayals of perfection, lack of visible high achieving female role models and hurtful comments and criticism from peers. The negative impact of much of this was amplified by the prevalence of social media as a means of communication. We wanted more – for our daughters, for us, and for everyone. Each of these girls’ lives has the potential for greatness. Realizing that potential, however, requires that we offer girls something more than what has been available.