Colorado State University hosts Emmy-winning entrepreneur, teaches students to become self-made

CSU & The Adelante Movement presented by Coca-Cola team up to enable students
with financial empowerment and entrepreneurial skills.

Tempe, Ariz., March XX, 2017 – Colorado State University, in collaboration with The Adelante Movement presented by Coca-Cola, will host a free seminar, “How to Become Self Made,” to empower students to become self-made entrepreneurs, featuring keynote speaker Nely Galán.

Galán is a nationally renowned women’s empowerment advocate, author of NY Times bestseller, “SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way” and Emmy Award winning producer of more than 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English. In partnership with Coca-Cola, she founded The Adelante Movement, an organization that unites and empowers Latinas and all women economically and entrepreneurially.

The program will include a workshop followed by a keynote lecture led by Galán. Participants will learn real-life lessons on money, goal setting and the skills to become a self-made entrepreneur. Galán’s tough love approach will inspire students to embark on a quest of pursuing their dreams and the importance of working toward that dream with desire and discipline.

“I realized that my most meaningful success has come from financial self-reliance, and I want to ignite that same self-made mindset in the lives of young women, empowering them to achieve their own economic independence and live rich lives in every way,” Galán said. “Women are the growth-engines of our economy, and collaborating with Colorado State University and Coca-Cola will help shape the economic future of students and our country.”

Students can register free of charge at and the first 150 students who register will receive a complimentary copy of Galán’s book, Self Made.

The How to Become Self Made event is co-hosted by CSU, The Adelante Movement and Coca-Cola on behalf of The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by the year 2020. By April 2016, The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative had impacted 1.2 million women across 60 countries since its launch in late 2010.

WHAT: How to Become Self Made
WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Colorado State University
Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom
Colorado State University Campus
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523

COST: Register free of charge by April 25. The first 150 students who register will receive a complimentary copy of Self Made

ABOUT 5by20
5by20 is The Coca-Cola Company’s global initiative that aims to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020, Specifically, that means the small businesses the company works with in over 200 countries around the world. From fruit farmers to suppliers to retailers, recyclers and artisans, this initiative aims to help women overcome the barriers they face to business success. 5by20 and The Coca-Cola Company are proud to be giving millions of women opportunities to build their businesses, support their families and build their communities, while inspiring more to do the same. At the end of 2015, 5by20 had enabled the economic empowerment of 1.2 million women entrepreneurs across 60 countries. For more information, visit

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola®, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola Zero®, Fanta®, Sprite®, DASANI®, vitaminwater®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, Simply™, Del Valle®, Georgia® and Gold Peak®. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at, follow us on Twitter at, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at or find us on LinkedIn at the-coca-cola-company.

Colorado State University, one of the nation’s top-performing public research institutions, was established in 1870 and remains inspired by its land-grant heritage and world-class faculty, staff and students. With annual research expenditures of more than $300 million, and with more than 30,000 students built on multiple consecutive years of record enrollment, we serve our state as we seek to make a global difference. Alumni and friends gave nearly $200 million in gifts to CSU in 2016, shattering the record for any single campus in the state. In 2015 the Smithsonian Institution featured Fort Collins and CSU as a hub for energy innovation in an exhibit at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. In 2016 CSU became the proud academic partner of Semester at Sea.