Thousands attended 3rd annual Girls World Expo at Fresno Convention Center

Girl power in the air Sunday. Thousands attended the Third Annual Girls World Expo at the Fresno Convention Center.

Organizers said the one-day event aimed to empower women in the Valley.

There were dozens of seminars and workshops took place at the expo.

YourCentralValley spoke to many at the event who said it's an inspiring time for all females to come together.

At the event it was all things girl power, from beauty and science, to dance, even CPR lessons.

"Everything about the event is local, we have local speakers, local girls running it," said AnnMarie Gabaldon, co-founder of the Girls World Expo.

Gabaldon said a group of high school girls from cities in the valley help put together an inspiring one-day agenda for tweens and teens.

"We have science, we have robotics, we have art, we have performances," Gabaldon said.

She said this event comes at a great time during the Me Too movement.

"We've got a lot of people that are interested in learning how girls can be inspire by their local leaders," Gabaldon said.

One of those local leaders, Fresno County Sheriff, Margaret Mims.

She spoke to women of all ages about the lessons she learned throughout her career and how they can maximize their potential.

"Hopefully they can learn from that and emphasize from that the decisions they're making right now are very very important," Mims said.

Mothers and daughters taking note of what Mims had to say.

"It's pretty awesome to see a woman in that type of a leadership role here in the community," said Ann Coleman, a parent.

The expo opened the door to a land of all things possible.

"She's interested in engineering and we found out opportunities on how to get involved," said Gosia Trexler, a parent.

Young girls together, bonding, rocking the girl power.

"It's really fun, like we get to be here with all these new experiences and we get to see women who are leaders in life and get inspired by all these other people," said Genevieve Tamondong, a student

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