Join the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region on April 17, 2014 for the 21st anniversary of the Women's Luncheon. The event begins at 11:30am at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center with lunch.
As we continue in our second century of serving women and their families, we realize that our past success is a direct result of the generous support of our friends and supporters within the community. For 20 years, El Paso has come together to support the YWCA’s signature fundraising event. Funds raised in this single afternoon help support programs that invest in children, strengthen families in transition, build the community, and develop leadership activities in women and girls while helping them reach their full potential. In 1994, the inaugural YWCA Women’s Luncheon drew more than 600 El Pasoans. Over the years, support for the event has grown and we now host more than 2,000 guests. The formula set in motion all those years ago has grown to new heights and has proven to be a successful fundraising tool of which we are proud.
Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” byThe 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 theFOXhit series “The Swan” and is the first Latina to appear on “Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump” onNBC. She regularly electrifies audiences with her experiences as one of the first Latina producers in Hollywood and her rise to become a successful media 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.
Galan is also the former President of the powerhouse Telemundotelevision network, making her the first Latina network president. Owned and operated since 1994,Galan Entertainmentlaunched 10 groundbreaking television channels in Latin America, and has produced a staggering 600 episodes of programming in English and Spanish.
Galán, the original "Ms. Mogul”, is also a devoted mom to her 11 year old son and is based in Venice, California. She recently went back to school, where she is completing her Masters/ Doctorate in Clinical and Cultural Psychology.
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