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Powerful Speakers Headline The Adelante Movement: Tour in Phoenix

Thursday, October 11 – The Sheraton Downtown Phoenix

Hundreds of Latina leaders will convene at the Hispanic Women’s Conference (HWC) in Phoenix, the next stop of The Adelante Movement: Tour, a national series of live forums, presented by Coca-Cola, that bring together Latinas 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. Phoenix was chosen after Adelante received hundreds of emails from Arizona women requesting the tour come to their city. The Phoenix forum is Thursday, October 11 and The Adelante Movement: Tour continues in Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 27. Watch the video.

The Adelante Movement Phoenix forum is presented in association with The Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC) annual conference. Attendees must be registered for the HWC annual conference at For hotel discounts, log on to

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Treasurer of The United States Rosie Rios and Nely Galán, founder of The Adelante Movement for Latina economic empowerment.

Thursday, October 11
10:00 AM – Media Check In
11:00 AM – Media Interviews/Photo Opportunities
12:30 PM – Forum Begins
4:30 PM – Forum Ends
5:00 PM – Media Interviews/Photo Opportunities

The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ

About The Speakers


Rigoberta Menchú

Dr. Rigoberta Menchu Tum, a Guatemalan indigenous k’iche’ woman has demonstrated leadership at the forefront of the social struggle at the national and international scope. Her trajectory was recognized when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, the youngest person ever to be bestowed with this honor.


Rosie Rios

Rosie Rios serves as the 43rd Treasurer of the United States. She has direct oversight over the U.S. Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Fort Knox and is a key liaison with the Federal Reserve. In addition, the Treasurer serves as a senior advisor to the Secretary in the areas of community development and public engagement. She is especially passionate about supporting Women in Finance and issues of Main Street in the economic recovery.


Nely Galán

Nely Galán first generation Latina and self-made media mogul, who was the first Latina president of a U.S. TV network (Telemundo), She is currently featured in HBO’s “The Latino List: Volume Two.” She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English, including the hit reality series “The Swan” and the only Latina to appear on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.

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