Female Empowerment in the Self Made Economy
Friday, March 11
4:15PM - 4:45PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Media Trailblazer Nely Galan and New Mainstream Futurist Guy Garcia will present ground-breaking research on how women of all races and ethnicities are using social media and sharing economics for personal empowerment and entrepreneurial innovation in the Self Made movement. Session will include presentation of EthniFacts research on the Self Made mind set by Garcia and a discussion led by Galan around insights, themes and case studies from her book, "Self Made by Nely Galan with Guy Garcia," to be published by Random House in March 2016. Extensive book tour sponsored by Coca-Cola. Galan and Garcia will be available for a tandem book signing.
Guy Garcia, President New Mainstream Initiatives. A noted social “Trend Tracker” and contributor to NPR, the Huffington Post, Fortune and Ad Age, Garcia is author of The New Mainstream: How the Mul...Show the rest
Guy Garcia, President New Mainstream Initiatives. A noted social “Trend Tracker” and contributor to NPR, the Huffington Post, Fortune and Ad Age, Garcia is author of The New Mainstream: How the Multicultural Consumer Is Transforming American Business. A founding VP of Content and Programming for AOL Latin America, AOL Latino and AOL International, Garcia has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau, Harvard University, Time Warner, Disney, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson, and is featured in the pilot episode of PBS's America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa.Hide the rest
Nely Galán is a quintessential maker: She is a Latina media mogul, an entrepreneur, a first generation immigrant, a teacher, a speaker, an Emmy Award winning producer, and an advocate for gender e...Show the rest
Nely Galán is a quintessential maker: She is a Latina media mogul, an entrepreneur, a first generation immigrant, a teacher, a speaker, an Emmy Award winning producer, and an advocate for gender equity. Above all, she is SELF MADE.
Dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, Galán is one of the entertainment industry’s most savvy influencers. Galan is a Cuban immigrant and worked her way up to become the first female president of a U.S. television network (Telemundo).
Throughout her career Galán produced over 700 episodes of television in English and Spanish. Galán also holds the distinction of being the first Latina ever to appear on “Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump” on NBC— showing on national television that a multi-cultural woman’s place is in the boardroom.
After becoming self-made on her own terms, Galán has made it her mission to teach women—regardless of age or background—how they too can become entrepreneurs. Her forthcoming book, SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way, will be published by Spiegel & Grau/Random House in 2016. Inspired by the new revolution in women’s entrepreneurship led by multicultural women, Galán wrote the book as a manifesto to ignite the SELF MADE movement, uniting all women on a quest for an economic future they control.