n 2013, I attended the Adelante Movement Conference in downtown Chicago, hosted by Nely Galán. Nely Galán is an independent producer and a former President of Entertainment for Telemundo. During the conference, Nely gave numerous tips and ideas on what it takes to become a successful Latina. At the time many of the ideas made sense, but I didn’t fully grasp the concept until years later as I continued my career journey.Read More
When I realized that I needed lots of improvement in the area of integrity, it started with clean up of little daily things like changing my voicemail message to really tell the caller when I was actually going to return their phone call. So it no longer stated “I’ll get back to you today” instead it stated “I’ll get back to you in 24 hours.
I grew up in a working-class, Latino community on the northwest side of Chicago and I am a protégé of the Chicago Public School system. As an inner-city youth, I can attest to the lack of resources available to me. Both of my parents migrated from Mexico. They could only provide me with so much.