LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nely Galan, founder of The Adelante Movement for Latina economic empowerment, will hold a press conference in Las Vegas at the NCLR Annual Conference at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Saturday, July 7 at 1 pm to kick off the 2012 The Adelante Movement: Tour, a series of live economic empowerment forums that bring together Latina leaders at a local level, inspiring them to take action for themselves and their families. The Adelante Movement: Tour is presented by Coca-Cola.
Nely will also be a featured speaker at the Latinas Brunch on Sunday, July 8 at 11 am and will lead the first of the 2012 The Adelante Movement: Tour live forums at the Mandalay Bay Ballroom E from 1:30-3:00 pm. The Adelante Movement: Tour live forum will feature award-winning author and activist Sandra Cisneros and Nell Merlino, President of Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence. For information: http://bit.ly/NfeiF4.
The Adelante Movement is a grassroots movement that aims to unite and empower Latinas economically. It will connect Latinas and their families to jobs, start-up funding, franchise and entrepreneurial opportunities, and mentorship—with the goal of encouraging them to mobilize collectively by playing a leading role in American society, economics and politics. The Adelante Movement will help Latinas to become an integral part of the national conversation, so that they can provide their children with the future they deserve, as a rightful part of this country. Join The Adelante Movement On Facebook.
"Latinas are the economic emerging market in this country with a purchasing power of over one trillion dollars," says Nely. "NCLR is the perfect place to launch The Adelante Movement: Tour for Latina economic empowerment because the women attending the conference are already leaders. We want Latinas to take back to their cities and towns the jobs, entrepreneurial and business opportunities we're sharing and turn them into an economic boom across the country. My dream is that The Adelante Movement will help Latinas gain the economic freedom to make choices for themselves and for their children."
"We believe that empowered women are the foundation to stronger communities. At Coca-Cola, we have the objective of empowering 5 million women around the world by 2020," said Reinaldo Padua, Assistant Vice President, Hispanic Marketing, Coca-Cola North America. "That's why Coca-Cola has believed in The Adelante Movement since Nely joined our advisory board, when many of our dinners were devoted, often on napkins, to helping her find a solution to helping Latinas soar. We not only support the mission of The Adelante Movement by presenting the Adelante Tour, but by offering Latinas tangible opportunities for the future of their families and communities."
The Adelante Movement is also a digital community that aggregates all the information available from corporations, government agencies, community groups and other sources, and brings it to Latinas and their families. The Adelante Movement calls out to Latinas to join and become a powerful force for change.
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