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The Adelante Movement, the grassroots financial empowerment group founded by and for Latinas, is taking its national tour to Chicago, with a roster of heavy-hitters in Latina business, personal and financial development. A free day-long program, scheduled for October 12, will inspire, motivate and empower Chicago Latinas to create economic prosperity for their families and their communities.

The roster includes:

Ana Flores, founder of Latina Bloggers Connect, will offer a “Social Media Boot Camp” on Latinas can build their personal brand or grow their businesses through social media.

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Idaima Robles, Senior Lender of Accion Chicago, will discuss the ins-and-outs of financing and raising money to start a business.

Margery Miller, President and Owner of PeopleBiz Inc., has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and businesses in the fields of personal and organizational transformation. She will share her deep understanding on the dynamics of a family-run business.

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Sandra Cisneros, author of the iconic novel The House on Mango Street, is a Chicago native whose books have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide.

Nell Merlino is the Founder and President of Count Me In For Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources to guide women to grow their micro businesses into million dollar enterprises. She is the author of Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way in Life, in Love and at Work and the creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day.

Rosie Castro is mother to Julián Castro, Mayor of San Antonio and U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro, and the former Director of the Center for Academic Transitions at Palo Alto College.

Nely Galán, Founder of the Adelante Movement, is a self-made media mogul who recently co-hosted ABC’s “The View.” Nely is the first Latina president of a U.S. TV network (Telemundo) and creator of the hit FOX reality series “The Swan.” She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 600 episodes of television and is the first Latina to appear on “Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.”

Register now for this impressive roster of nationally recognized inspirational speakers, business advisors, experts on personal and professional development and financial advisors. Corporate  sponsor Coca-Cola will be on hand with information about job opportunities within the company.