Every book purchased from our store is signed by Nely Galán!
Every book purchased from our store is signed by Nely Galán!
For readers of #GIRLBOSS and viewers of Shark Tank a global revolution in entrepreneurship is under way, inspiring women to blaze a trail of financial self-reliance and become self-made. Featuring a foreword by Suze Orman.
What does it mean to be self-made? It s not just about having money, but financial empowerment is where it begins. It means getting out of survival mode, where you are one problem away from catastrophe. It means changing your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. It means being able to sleep at night without worry. It means being rich in every way: rich in money, rich in family, rich in love, rich in time abundant!
For Nely Galán entrepreneur, TV producer, and real estate mogul helping women to become self-made is a movement and a mission. Galán pulls no punches. She is the straight-talking friend and mentor you ve always wanted, and here she shares valuable, candid, no-nonsense lessons learned on her own path to becoming self-made ( There is no Prince Charming ; Think like an immigrant ; In your pain is your brand ; Don t buy shoes, buy buildings! ). You ll read inspiring stories of women who started and grew businesses out of ingenuity, opportunity, and need. You ll find exercises to help you identify your goals and your strengths. You ll learn tips and tricks for saving money, making money, and finding hidden money that can help jump-start your self-made dreams.
When you become self-made, the change in you inspires change in those around you, because one of the greatest rewards of a self-made life is seeing how the sparks from your personal revolution can light a fire in others. So come, join the Self-Made movement. The revolution starts inside of you!
Praise for Self Made
A much-needed and wise book that teaches women not to fear money but to see it as a means of reaching our dreams. Nely shows us how to become money courageous instead of finance fearful. I want to give this book to so many women (and men) I know. Thank you, Nely. Sandra Cisneros
Nely Galán and I have traveled the country together helping women grow their businesses and live their dreams. I know firsthand that Nely is the ultimate self-made woman and your best girlfriend. Her generosity of spirit jumps off the page as she shares the secrets of her hard-won success and her contagious confidence. Nell Merlino, creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day and founder of Count Me In for Women s Economic Independence
Self Made teaches women to unleash their spark and hustle. Nely inspires readers to use what they have to get what they want on their path to becoming self-made. Tory Johnson, Deals & Steals contributor on ABC s Good Morning America and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Shift
You are not truly complete as a woman until you feel confident and empowered to make decisions about your money. Throughout my career, I have seen how a woman who takes ownership of her financial life is transformed and liberated, and how that in turn has a tremendous impact on her children. This is my belief and my personal experience, and it s why Self Made resonates so strongly with me. Maria Elena Lagomasino, CEO of WE Family Offices and member of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company, the Coca-Cola Company, and Avon Products, Inc.
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. An immigrant and self-made media mogul, Galán was the first Latina President of Entertainment for 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”.
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 New York Times best-selling book, SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way (¡ADELANTE! Cómo Ser Emprendedora y Autosuficiente Para Alcanzar Una Vida Rica y Realizada) was 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.
Galán is also the founder of the nonprofit The Adelante Movement, which seeks to train and empower Latinas to become entrepreneurs.
More About Galán
Galán is the former President of Entertainment of the powerhouse Telemundo television network, making her the first Latina president at a major network. She has owned and operated her own media company since 1994.
Galán Entertainment has helped launch 10 groundbreaking television channels in Latin America, and has also produced 700 episodes of programming that cross all genres, from reality series to sitcoms, telenovelas to talk shows, in both English and Spanish.
In addition, Galán is the founder and president of Santa Clara LLC, a real estate development and investment company that has commercial and residential real estate holdings in multiple states.
In 2008, Galán appeared on the first season of the NBC hit The Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump, joining an all-star cast including Gene Simmons, Nadia Comaneci, Marilu Henner, and the infamous Omarosa. Galán’s appearance on the show, where she raised $250,000 for her charity Count Me In for women entrepreneurship, cemented her reputation as one of the nation’s top female leaders.
Galán went back to school and received a Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She believes it’s never too late to go back to school.
Galán is a sought-after speaker on the subject of women entrepreneurs, the role of diversity in the US economy and how to become Self Made. She speaks to diverse audiences and has spoken at renown places such as The United Nations, The Clinton Initiative, The United State of Women, Corporations like Coca-Cola, American Express, Chase, Walmart, Dell, and tech companies like Google, Facebook, eBay, and Uber. Additionally, she has spoken at many high schools and colleges around the country including Harvard, University of Southern California, University of Arizona, University of Miami, University of Arkansas, Babson College, Bryant University, Simmons University, Santa Monica College and UCLA.
Galán is also frequently cited for her influential work as a board member for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, number one resource for Hispanic and Latino scholarship programs, and The Coca-Cola Company Advisory Council. She is an Emeritus member of The Smithsonian Board and was featured in HBO’s The Latino List documentary and national museum show as one of the most influential voices in the Latino community.
She is passionate about teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurship to teens and college students. Her son began his Self Made journey at the age of 17 when he created his own YouTube Channel, HypeBeastU.
Galán is based in Venice, California, where she lives with her family.