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Nely Galan

Best-selling author of SELF MADE. Latina media mogul, entrepreneur, speaker, Emmy Award winning producer, and advocate for gender parity.

Nely Galán is a quintessential maker: She is a Latina media mogul, an entrepreneur, a<br /> teacher, a speaker, an Emmy Award winning producer, and an advocate for gender<br /> parity. Above all, she is SELF MADE. Dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York<br /> Times Magazine, Galán is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest influencers.<br /> Galán, a Cuban immigrant, worked her way up to become the first female president of a<br /> U.S. television network (Telemundo). Throughout her career Galán produced over 700<br /> episodes of television in English and Spanish. Galán was also the first Latina ever to<br /> appear on “Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump” on NBC—showing on national<br /> television that a multi-cultural woman’s place is in the boardroom. After becoming selfmade<br /> on her own terms, Galán has made it her mission to teach women—regardless of<br /> age or background—how they too can become entrepreneurs. Her forthcoming book,<br /> SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way, will be<br /> published by Spiegel & Grau/Random House in April 2016. Inspired by the new<br /> revolution in women’s entrepreneurship led by multicultural women, Galán wrote the<br /> book as a manifesto to ignite the SELF MADE movement, uniting all women on a quest<br /> for an economic future they control. SELF MADE is a blueprint and a mindset, but most<br /> of all it is a call to rise up and take ownership in ways big and small.<br /> You do not have to look up they ladder to find the self-made woman—you simply have<br /> to look around. She is everywhere. From the part-time Lyft driver, to the Etsy store<br /> owner, to the unrelenting startup CEO, the one thing all of these women have in<br /> common is that they are becoming self-made. SELF MADE is for every woman with<br /> untapped greatness in her, who just needs the tools to get started.<br /> Galán is also the founder of the nonprofit The Adelante Movement (“Move it forward!” in<br /> Spanish), which kicked off in 2012 and seeks to train and empower Latinas to become<br /> entrepreneurs. Soon, not just Latinas, but women of all backgrounds began showing up<br /> to her events, a clear signal to Galán that all women, and particularly multicultural<br /> women, were leading a new economic women’s movement. The revolution around<br /> financial self-reliance had already begun. The SELF MADE book is the culmination of<br /> nearly four years on the road meeting and training women, who have collectively<br /> become the largest growth engine in the country.

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