Nely Galán Bio
Nely Galán is a self-made media mogul. She was the first Latina President of Entertainment for a U.S. television network- Telemundo, and an Emmy Award winning producer of over 700 television shows in English and Spanish, including the hit reality series, “The SWAN” for 20th Century Fox, which she produced through her multi-media company Galan Entertainment. Her company also launched over 10 television channels abroad for companies like HBO, ESPN, FOX, MGM and Sony.
Galan took a mid -career sabbatical, completing a masters and doctorate Clinical Psychology, where she decided to focus on the Psychology of Money, in multicultural communities. She then authored The New York Times bestselling book SELF MADE, Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way ( 2016) (published in English, Spanish and Mandarin) about the revolution in women’s entrepreneurship led by multicultural women in the U.S. and emerging women around the world, out this fall in paperback.
Since then, Galán has founded The Adelante Movement, to empower and train multicultural women both economically as well as entrepreneurially. Her digital platform, BecomingSelfMade.com reaches over 500,000 women monthly and hosts content in financial literacy, Self-Made stories of women of color and webinars. She has trained over 1 million women of color in entrepreneurship in person and online. Galán teaches women and their families that if we all focus on becoming financially self-reliant, we can overcome any obstacle.
Galán is a sought after speaker – just during these last 5 years, she has spoken in over 500 cities advocating for small business owners of color. In China, her book tour resulted in the selling of 2.1 million books. She has also spoken at The United Nations, The United State of Women, major corporations (Coca-Cola, American Express, J.P Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Walmart, Dell) and at tech companies (Google, Facebook, eBay, Uber). Furthermore, Galán’s speeches have inspired thousands of students across the United States as she has spoken at many universities including Harvard, USC, UCLA, University of Arizona, University of Miami, University of Arkansas, Babson, Bryant, Simmons and Santa Monica Community College.
Her next book, to be published in 2021, Don’t Buy Shoes Buy Buildings!, will inform women who currently work for others how to invest in order to “ make money while we sleep” and become Self Made.