"It’s time to go get your own chips!” That is what Nely Galán’s boss told her when he sold the company and left her out in the cold. At that moment Galán decided to start her own business. “I didn’t make any money for four years but I persevered and now own several very successful businesses,” said Galán. “Today, I am on a mission to help other Latinas think big, start businesses and live rich lives – in every way."

Galán brings that mission to life through The Adelante Movement, an organization she founded in partnership with Coca-Cola that unites and empowers Latinas economically and entrepreneurially. Adelante is a program within The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative that aims to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by the year 2020.

This summer, Adelante presents “The Adelante Movement Summer School with Nely”, a series of to provide access to entrepreneurship trainings to thousands of Latinas across the country.

There is no time like the present for Latinas to start their own businesses. According to Geoscape, Hispanic-owned businesses are expected to grow to more than 3.22 million this year, representing a staggering growth rate of 43% since 2007. The figure is more than double the growth rate for all U.S. firms.

In spite of this rapid growth, many women don’t know where to start or are scared to even take the first step. That’s where the Adelante Summer School comes in. “We want Latinas to feel they are not alone,” said Galán. “We can learn together and become empowered with the tools and resources needed to pursue our entrepreneurial dreams, become self-made and achieve economic freedom.”

The Adelante Movement & Coca-Cola invite participants to register today at no cost at www.TheAdelanteMovement.Com.  Here are details on upcoming webinars:

1) August 19th 10 am pst/ 1pm est “IN YOUR PAIN IS YOUR BRAND”

Participants will discover how to explore their pain to create a brand. Class covers how to get brands out there using social media, how to become a local star, how to put yourself out there for TV, events, speaking engagements, radio. Special guest Sheila Conlin - Hollywood's "Reality TV“ casting director.

2) September 2nd 10 am pst/ 1pm est “HOW TO BECOME A RICH LATINA - Wealth Building”

Learn how to invest $5.00 each week and become a millionaire. Optimize your relationship with your bank. Don’t buy shoes buy buildings, insurance, and bonds, so you can MAKE MONEY.

Nely Galán, founder of The Adelante Movement, is a Latina media dynamo and women's empowerment advocate. 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 more than 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English, including the FOX hit reality series "The Swan" and is the first Latina to appear on "Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump" on NBC.

The Adelante Movement (Move Forward!) is a grassroots movement that empowers Latinas financially and entrepreneurially in the U.S. and is a part of Coca-Cola's global 5by20 women's economic empowerment initiative. Learn more at www.theadelantemovement.com and www.5by20.com.