Galán authored The New York Times bestselling book Self Made, Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way (2016) about the revolution in women’s entrepreneurship led by multicultural women in the U.S. and around the world.
Since then, Galán has founded the Adelante Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to empower and train Latinas and other enterprising women around the world, economically and entrepreneurially. Her digital platform, BecomingSelfMade.com, hosts content on financial literacy and self-made stories of women of color and offers a range of virtual and webinar programming. The platform offers over 300 hours of content to small business owners of color for free.
Galán shows audiences how to develop and scale their businesses with insights on financial literacy and messages of empowerment for diverse communities. She has spoken at The United Nations, The United States of Women and at major corporations such as Coca-Cola, American Express, J.P Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Walmart—and at tech companies such as Google, Facebook, eBay and Uber. Galán has also inspired thousands of students on university and college campuses across the country.
Fear and Failure
Fear is a feeling, not a fact. And “failure” is a word that gets a pretty bad rap. If someone or something in your life is hurting you, you have the strength and the ability to put a stop to it and to make a change. Pushing through fear is never easy, but you learn from it and you grow, and ultimately, it changes you. And as for failure? What would happen if you recast the word in your mind? What if it’s nothing more than a springboard for success? Nely Galán shows audiences how to distinguish feeling from fact, think differently about failure, and refuse to let either one stop you—ever.
With stories from her book about inspiring women who started and grew businesses out of ingenuity, opportunity and need, Nely Galán empowers women (as well as the men and the organizations that support them) to take financial control of their own lives with a self-made mindset. In this presentation she inspires people to explore their entrepreneurial potential and arms them with resources and tools to gain financial self-reliance.
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