"We have to stop diminishing ourselves by how we speak about ourselves. Men don't do that..that false humility we have isn't working for us." -Nely Galán at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Power Talk.
Turn negative energy into light, and the way you do it is by baby steps every day. It’s not some grandiose aha , it’s little things everyday that you do…true happiness is an inside job”
"We’re in the country with the most possibilities to go from zero to self made. You live in an era of the internet where anyone can start a business online. I tell women, you don’t have to leave your job to start a business.”
It’s my favorite thing to say ladies, “Don’t buy shoes, buy buildings.” I don’t say don’t buy shoes at all, because we do need shoes, but what I’m really saying, it’s a metaphor for how we should think. – Nely Galan at NAHREP Sacramento’s “Women of Influence in Real Estate” conference.
During the Southern Arizona Women’s Business Conference, “Head over Heels”, Nely Galan reminded us that no one is going to help us as much as we can help ourselves. “When you don’t put that heavy burden on other people to complete you, it’s really a game changer.”
“Our mates are supposed to be the icing on the cake for us, not the solution to every wound we have from childhood.” Nely Galan reminded us to be in charge of own happiness during the 2015 Hispanicize Conference in Miami, Florida.
Nely Galan shared the work of The Adelante Movement at the UN during the recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Women’s Day Forum. Nely also highlighted some of the achievements of the Adelante members as part of Adelante's participation in Coca-Cola’s global 5by20 Initiative to empower five million women by the year 2020.
Internet blogger Kathy Cano-Murillo, entrepreneur Giahda Aguirre de Carcel, and vine superstar Rudy Mancuso share their stories about digital entrepreneurship during a conversation with Nely Galán.
There is no Prince Charming, there isn’t - I think we all think there is someone out there to save us…but ultimately the buck stops with you to make you happy, to make you successful, and to make you be the best you can be.”
“Practice with each other, learn the basics and the basics for women are we have to negotiate in ways so that we make it not about us, but about everyone. It starts with believing we deserve it.” Watch more of Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg's conversation with Nely Galan.
“When a boy leads, it’s expected, it’s not negative, but we call little girls bossy, we start telling little girls not to lead when they are toddlers”….” Watch more of Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg's conversation with Nely Galan.
"Our low self esteem and our issues pop up...and that’s okay, they will pop up the rest of your life” Watch the video.
“I don’t care if you don’t like each other, you have to help each other… because we’re all we’ve got ladies, we’re it. If we don’t help each other, if we don’t get together like this, if we don’t create a community, we’re screwed.” Watch the video.
“We don’t have to buy into white women, and Hispanic women, and African Americans can’t understand each other…there are differences in our situations, but boy are there some deep similarities.” Watch more of Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg's conversation with Nely Galan.
“It’s different to be a woman, it is different to be a Latino or Latina, but in those differences we get our strength and why we can contribute more.” Watch more of Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg's conversation with Nely Galan.
“I have met so many women that start something, that do something, and too soon they give up. There is a difference between changing your plan which is okay and being flexible, but not giving up.“
"The world is run by men, largely white men, and it's not going that well. We need to lean in and take those seats at the table, because I think we (women) are going to make better decisions." Watch more of Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg's conversation with Nely Galan.
"No one ever tells Latinos that it's not the money you make, it's what you do with the money you make." Watch more of Nely's wisdom HERE.
"My intention for all is that I want to see rich Latinas. I want us to stop thinking that rich is a dirty word. When I say rich, I mean rich in every way, a rich life, an abundant life that we deserve. We have to start thinking we deserve it in order to get it."
"What I think Adelante does is really pull together these three concepts of recognition, connection, and inspiration. And, those are my three kinda themes that I always hold dear. I always, always try to think about those three concepts in everything that I do."