Inspiring Latina: Businesswoman and Entertainment Mogul Nely Galan

Nely Galan

The words fire, empowerment, leadership, and passion draw to mind one Latina: Nely Galan. Dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by the New York Times Magazine, Galan was the first Latina president of a U.S. television network at Telemundo. She is a successful media and real estate entrepreneur, and is one of the entertainment industry's savviest talents. 

So what keeps an accomplished woman like Nely Galan motivated? Her most important role: mom to an 11-year-old son. “I want him to grow up to be the best man he can be," she said. "And that is a full time job for me.” 

In addition to raising her son, this Latina has many jobs. Galan launched her own company, Galan Entertainment, and is responsible for launching groundbreaking TV channels in Latin America. She produced over 600 episodes of programming -- everything from reality shows to sitcoms to telenovelas to talk shows in both English and Spanish. 

And if that wasn’t enough, Galan is a passionate advocate for the empowerment of Latinas everywhere. She founded the Adelante Movement, a grassroots campaign that unites and empowers Latinas socially, economically, and politically in the United States. Adelante encourages Latinas to get involved and play leading roles in American society.

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