Nely Galán, founder of The Adelante Movement for Latina economic empowerment, presents The Adelante Movement: The Wisdom of Latina Legends, featuring Hollywood icons Rita Moreno and Charo.  Presented by the Coca-Cola Company and by Nely Galán, the program is a special edition of The Adelante Movement:  Tour, in which these legends impart their insights regarding economic and personal empowerment, career and financial success, as well as health, wellness and longevity.  The program takes place on Thursday, April 11 at 2 PM at The Eden Roc Hotel in South Beach, as part of the annual Latino trends event, Hispanicize.

Attendance to The Adelante Movement: The Wisdom of Latina Legends is free but space is limited. To obtain a ticket, please pre-register at

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“We have created a program that focuses on bringing Latinas the remarkable stories and careers of women who came before us,” says Galán.  “We want to bring Latinas at Hispanicize the secrets of how these women have managed to move beyond stereotypes to break new ground, challenge and reinvent themselves, stay healthy, build financial stability and long-lasting careers which continue to flourish.”

“We believe that the Adelante Movement is a powerful way to bring women together to create positive change.” said Lauventria Robinson, VP Multicultural Marketing, Coca-Cola North America Group, “Coca-Cola is proud to be a part of this movement to empower the Latino community.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Coca-Cola and The Adelante Movement to the Hispanicize 2013 Event for Latino trendsetters,” said Manny Ruiz, Founder/Creative Director.  “The Wisdom of Latina Legends program is comprised of Hollywood icons who can teach us much about creating and maintaining a healthy mind and body and a successful career in one of the toughest businesses:  Entertainment.”

The Adelante Movement: Tour is a national series of live forums that bring together Latina leaders 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. Join the Adelante Movement


NELY GALÁN – Founder of The Adelante Movement                                                        

Nely Galán is a first generation Latina and self-made media mogul, who was the first Latina president of a U.S. TV network (Telemundo), She was recently featured in HBO’s “The Latino List:  Volume Two” and was also named one of PEOPLE En Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women.  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 first Latina to appear on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.  Galán recently went back to school and completed her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Currently, Galán is executive producer and creator of “Celebrity Swan,” a new edition of her hit reality series, which will air this fall on FOX.  For more information:


Rita Moreno has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: the Oscar , the Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Her countless credits span more than six decades, from her Broadway debut at age 13 to her current role on the TVLand series, Happily Divorced.  Moreno has performed on Broadway; London’s West End;  appeared in more than 40 feature films, and has performed  in numerous regional theaters, most recently starring in her one woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Rep. Rita was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2010.  Her book, Rita Moreno A Memoir was published in March by Celebra.


Charo is a household name. She is instantly recognizable as the “cuchi cuchi” girl, Charo’s trademark expression, which has endeared her to millions around the world and made her name synonymous with music, fun and excitement.  She has appeared in countless hit television shows, including more than forty-five appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  She also appeared on the long-running comedy “The Love Boat” than any other star. Charo also appeared in such films as MOON OVER PARADOR with Richard Dreyfuss and AIRPORT 79:  THE CONCORD.

Currently, Charo is busy touring around the country promoting her dance album “Sexy Sexy” which is a big hit at dance clubs in Europe and the U.S.  Charo is also a humanitarian and an activist for animal rights.  Like Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney and Pink, Charo is a member of PETA who speaks out against animal cruelty.  Charo was recently back on the Billboard charts with her latest single dance club hit – España Cañí, the traditional bullfighting song, which she recorded in protest against bull fighting.

About The Adelante Movement

The Adelante Movement is a grassroots movement that aims to unite and empower Latinas economically through a digital platform and a national tour of live forums that will partner with leading non-profit organizations to connect Latinas and their families to jobs, start-up funding, franchise and entrepreneurial opportunities, and mentorship—with the goal of creating a private sector solution to bringing economic stability to Latino families via moms, many of the heads of households and are the emerging economic market in the country.  The idea is to empower this elite group of Latina leaders and members of The Adelante Movement, to create economic opportunities and prosperity in their communities.