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Nely Galán

Former President of Entertainment, Telemundo and Author

Nely Galan

Latina media dynamo Nely Galán, dubbed the "Tropical Tycoon" by The New York Times Magazine, is one of the entertainment industry's savviest talents. As the former President of Entertainment for Telemundo, she was the first Latina to head up a major US television network. She has owned and operated her own media company since 1994, creating content across all platforms for the women's and Latino markets. Galán is also founder and president of Santa Clara LLC, a real estate development and investment company with commercial and residential holdings in multiple states. With all of this success, she has made it her mission to teach other Latina women how they, too, can become entrepreneurs, starting with publication of her bestseller, Self-Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way. To further support women's entrepreneurship, Galán also founded The Adelante Movement (Move Forward!), a nonprofit that provides training and resources for aspiring business owners.