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Nely Galán, founder of The Adelante Movement, Set to Receive Latinovator Award at Hispanicize 2012

Manny Ruiz


Mar 12, 2012

Nely Galán, Latina media entrepreneur and founder of The Adelante Movement to empower Hispanic women, will be honored with a Hispanicize 2012 Latinovator Award. Hispanicize 2012, the annual Latino trends event, will take place in Miami, April 10-13.

Nely, the former President of Entertainment at Telemundo, created the groundbreaking FOX reality series about self-transformation “The Swan,” which was seen around the world and was the first Latina to star in NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump” where she raised over $250,000 for her favorite women’s entrepreneurship charity. Nely is also featured in HBO’s “The Latino List.” Hispanicize 2012, the annual Latino trends event, will take place in Miami, April 10-13. Nely is scheduled to speak on Thursday morning April 12th.

“Nely’s career is a shining example for any Latina who dares to dream big,” says Manny Ruiz, organizer and creative director of Hispanicize 2012. “Her trajectory from self-made media entrepreneur to founder of The Adelante Movement to empower Latinas is the reason why we’re proud to recognize her as a Latinovator.”

The Latinovator Awards recognize Latino celebrities, business professionals and other achievers who have become crossover successes or whose stories are remarkable or inspirational.

In addition to Nely, Hispanicize 2012 has also announced Grammy award winner Emilio Estefan, dog whisperer Cesar Millan and Spanish TV personality Maria Elena Salinas as Latinovator Award recipients. Each Latinovator award will be individually presented at special general sessions throughout the conference, where they will speak to attendees about their experiences on the road to success. Nely is scheduled to speak on Thursday morning April 12th.

Now in its third year, Hispanicize 2012 (#hispz12) is the annual event focused on Latino trends and trendsetters in social media, entertainment, marketing and media. The event is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Hispanicize 2012 brings brands, media, marketers, celebrities, filmmakers, innovators and bloggers together in a unique creative environment focused on ideas and best practices. The conference is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos.

Hispanicize 2012 Sponsors and Media Partners

Hispanicize 2012 sponsors include BlackBerry, Walmart, Univision Communications, Chevy, Sprint, Southwest Airlines, RadioShack, UnitedHealthcare, Clorox, Fox Hispanic Media, JetBlue Airways, Fox News Latino, Diageo, Herbalife, NBC Latino, Terra, Visit Orlando, The Axis Agency, JeffreyGroup, Transitions, Fleishman-Hillard, Newlink Americas, PR Newswire, Business Wire, Sensis, Critical Mention, Reyes Entertainment, elwiri and others. Hispanicize 2012 media partners include Getty Images Latin America/Hispanic, Latin Heat Media, Billboard Latin Music, AdWeek, Hispanic Market Weekly, LatinVision, ArtesMiami, and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

About Nely Galán

Dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine and featured in HBO’s “The Latino List,” Nely Galán is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. A first generation immigrant and self-made media mogul, Galán was the first Latina president of a U.S. TV network (Telemundo), is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English, including the FOX hit reality series “The Swan” and is the only Latina to appear on “Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump” on NBC. She regularly electrifies audiences with her experiences as one of the first Latina producers in Hollywood and her rise to become a successful media and real estate entrepreneur as well as an inspirational speaker and passionate advocate for the empowerment of Latinas everywhere.

Galán is the creator and leader of the Adelante Movement, a national campaign to empower Hispanic women by providing them with the tools and information to reach their goals and become a force for positive change in the United States. The Adelante Movement is a digital community that includes a series of live forums led by Galán, featuring presentations and workshops by powerful and influential women who share their experiences and insights. The initial Adelante live forum took place in December 2011 in Los Angeles where more than 300 Latina leaders gathered to learn, network and inspire each other. Watch the video:

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