2018 Commencement Speaker: Nely Galán

Media Entrepreneur, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Founder of The Adelante Movement, and Author

Nely Galán

Nely Galán is a self-made media mogul. Dubbed the "Tropical Tycoon" by the New York Times Magazine, she was the first Latina President of Entertainment for a U.S. television network (Telemundo). She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 700 episodes of television in Spanish and English, which she produced through her multi-media company Galán Entertainment. Galán is the founder of The Adelante Movement, which seeks to empower and train Latinas economically and entrepreneurially. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller SELF MADE, Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way (2016, Random House), about the revolution in women's entrepreneurship led by multicultural women in the U.S. and emerging women around the world. 

For more information, visit Nely Galán's website.

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