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Keynote Speaker
Nely Galan

Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, 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. television network (Telemundo). She 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 first 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.

The Adelante Movement (Move Forward!) founded by Nely Galan, is a grassroots movement that unites and empowers Latinas socially, economically and politically in the U.S.  It encourages Latinas to play a leading role in American society, economics and politics and become an integral part of the national conversation, in order to provide their children with the future they deserve, as a rightful part of this country.

Workshop Presenter
Claudia Zanes

Claudia was recognized as the 2014 Hispanic Business Woman of the Year by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Keynote Speaker
Michelle Herrera Mulligan

Michelle Herrera Mulligan is the editor of Cosmo for Latinas, the premiere women’s lifestyle publication targeted at English-speaking Latina women. Prior to Cosmo for Latinas, Herrera Mulligan served as managing editor of, a syndicated website which celebrates Latina success. She has also held editorial positions at publications such as Latina magazine and House & Garden magazine.

A prolific author and journalist for over 10 years, Herrera Mulligan has worked to capture the surging Latina voice in the United States.  She co-edited and contributed to Border-Line Personalities, a groundbreaking collection of essays on culture clash and coming-of-age as a Latin woman in America. The book was course-adopted at universities throughout the country and won an Outstanding Contribution to Hispanic Studies Award in 2006.  In 2007, Herrera Mulligan edited Juicy Mangos, the first-ever literary collection of Latina erotica in English, which Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos called, “a collection of stories that offer the reader some real insights on what being a feeling and thinking Latina in today’s world is all about.” In September 2012, Atria Books published Herrera Mulligan’s essay “Anarchy Chicks” as part of the anthology Count on Me: Las Comadres' Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendship.

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