Nely Galán, founder of The Adelante Movement, featured in the "Latino List: Volume Two," premiering Monday September 24 on HBO
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2012). Nely Galán, media mogul and founder of The Adelante Movement for Latina economic empowerment, is featured in “The Latino List: Volume Two,” an all-new sequel to the acclaimed 2011 HBO documentary “The Latino List,” debuting MONDAY, SEPT. 24 (9:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and HBO Latino, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
“The Latino List: Volume Two” offers a unique glimpse into the vibrant and flourishing culture of Hispanic America. The film features video portraits of a cross-section of Latino notables who have richly contributed to the fabric of contemporary society, including Nely Galan, Christy Turlington Burns, Victor Cruz, George Lopez, Soledad O’Brien and Raul Yzaguirre, among many others.
THE LATINO LIST: VOLUME TWO spotlights a diverse range of notables from journalism, modeling, politics, sports, activism and business. These prominent Hispanic Americans discuss such subjects as the childhood inspirations that fueled their ambitions, how they achieved success, the evolving American cultural landscape they helped mold, the importance of preserving a distinct cultural identity for future generations to embrace and the challenges posed by discrimination.
Nely Galán is a Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine. She is also one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. A first-generation immigrant and self-made media mogul, Nely was the first Latina president of a U.S. television network (Telemundo). She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English, including the Fox reality hit series The Swan, and the first Latina to appear on The Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump on NBC. She recently created The Adelante Movement for Latina economic empowerment, a digital community and a national series of live forums that bring together Latina leaders from around the country to inspire them to take action and to connect them with financial opportunities such as government contracts, franchises, jobs, start-up capital and corporate diversity contracts in order to create wealth and prosperity for their families and their communities. www.theadelantemovement.com.