“Tropical Tycoon” Nely Galan Inspires Other American Latina Entrepreneurs

Nely Galan, Media Mogul

Nely Galan is one of the most influential Latinas in the world. Her advice to women? “Ladies, don’t buy shoes, buy buildings. Dream a bigger dream.” When Nely Galan was a little girl, she didn’t hang posters of movie stars and musicians on her wall. She hung a photo of Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a Hollywood studio. Women need to see someone else succeed—to know that their dreams are possible, and attainable by someone who’s not so different from them. Galan grew up to become that woman for others in the Latina community and beyond. From Having Nothing To (Almost) Having It All That girl with business heroes went on to become a TV station manager in New Jersey by the time she was 22 years old. After three years of running it like it was her own business, the station was sold. She was crushed—this defining moment is one she loves to retell—and she confronted her employer. “How could you do this to me?” she asked. “You need to get your own chips,” he replied. “These are mine.” So she did. Galan started her own production company, consulted for networks, and, after many years of not […]

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‘Queen Bee Syndrome’ among women at work is a myth

Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

“Queen bee syndrome” – displayed by leading professional women who keep other females out – is a myth, according to a study. The new research reportedly looked at top management teams in 1,500 companies over a 20-year period and found that where women had been appointed chief executive, other women were more likely to make it into senior positions.

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The Older We Get, The Less Eco We Get

Sad but true, as we get older, we choose economics over the environment. What can we do to change this? Share your thoughts below!

I recognize that I do not see a random sample of young people by teaching graduate students in environmental policy and sustainability management at Columbia University. I also confess that my visit last week to Portland, Oregon to meet with sustainability management students at Willamette University is influencing my mindset. Portland has been working on sustainability for a long time, and it shows. Caveats aside, I find that more and more people born since the mid 1980’s have internalized aspects of an environmental ethos, and that awareness will soon have a major impact on American politics. While Gallup continues to poll on what I consider the false tradeoff between economic growth and environmental protection, even their data reports growing environmental awareness, especially among young people.

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From our heart to yours! Happy Valentines Day

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Happiness Holiday to You…

May this be a reminder that you are so needed in this world, at this time, to be the good, the change, the one (and you know what that is for you). If you are waiting for something to shift to do that, to be that, then don’t. The time is now.

Happiness holiday to you and your family. May you have the courage this year to just say YES.

From all of us at Women Of Green

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Women Of Green!

 

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Happy Halloween from all of us!

 

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Happy Earth Day!

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We’re 2 today!!! Let’s sing “Happy Birthday” together.

Send us a video of you singing “Happy Birthday Women Of Green” and we’ll send you a special gift to celebrate our second birthday. We’ll share it with our almost 5500 Facebook fans and Twitter followers too!

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Best Green Fashion and Beauty 2011

More highlights from Treehugger’s Green Awards: Patagonia, Nike and John Masters Organics

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