Nely Galán

Producer, Author, Founder of the Adelante Movement, and Former President of Entertainment for Telemundo


Galán is the former President of Entertainment of Telemundo television network, making her the first Latina president at a major network. The owner and operator of her own media company since 1994, Galán Entertainment, she is an Emmy Award-winning producer of more than 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English, including the FOX hit reality series “The Swan.” An author, she wrote “SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way” to ignite the SELF MADE movement, uniting all women on a quest for an economic future they control. Galán is also the founder of the nonprofit The Adelante Movement, which seeks to train and empower Latinas to become entrepreneurs. In 2008, she appeared on the first season of the NBC hit “The Celebrity Apprentice,” where she raised $250,000 for her charity Count Me In for women entrepreneurship. Galán is also frequently cited for her influential work as a board member for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and The Coca-Cola Company Advisory Council. She is an Emeritus member of The Smithsonian Board and was featured in HBO’s “The Latino List” documentary and national museum show as one of the most influential voices in the Latino community.




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