Nancy Galvan: Women’s History Month is “an opportunity to celebrate”

Nancy Galvan

By Catie George, Manager, Communications & Storytelling

March is Women’s History Month, and Nancy Galvan, Owner of Unica Enterprises, shared her experiences and celebrations with the Dallas Regional Chamber.

“Women’s History Month holds profound significance for me, personally and professionally. Personally, it’s a time to reflect on the struggles and achievements of women who came before me, paving the way for my own entrepreneurial journey,” said Galvan. “Professionally, Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women in business and highlight the importance of gender diversity in a corporate world.”

Women’s History Month is also a time to focus on making positive change, according to Galvan.

“It reinforces my commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment where women can thrive and excel,” said Galvan. “It [also] serves as a platform to advocate for policies and initiatives that promote gender equality and empower women entrepreneurs.”

Gender equality and inclusivity are Galvan’s major hopes for the future of women in leadership roles.

Galvan speaking at a Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber event.

“I envision a future where women have equal representation and opportunities to lead across all sectors, including business,” says Galvan. “I hope to see more women breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, and occupying top executive positions in companies of all sizes. Additionally, I aspire to foster a culture that values and supports the diverse perspectives and talents that women bring to leadership roles.”

Galvan encourages mentorship and networking, which has also helped her in her journey.

“Through guidance, support, and shared experiences from mentors, I have gained valuable insights and confidence in navigating challenges and seizing opportunities within my industry,” said Galvan. “Networking has provided access to a diverse community of professionals, fostering collaboration and opening doors to new partnerships and ventures. These connections have expanded my business opportunities and challenged stereotypes and biases, empowering me to pave the way for other women in entrepreneurship.”

Galvan with the Unica logo.

One of her personal icons she looks to is Madam C.J. Walker, an early entrepreneur and the first self-made millionaire woman.

“Walker’s pioneering spirit, resilience, and entrepreneurial vision serve as enduring inspirations to me as a business owner. Her remarkable journey from adversity to success resonates deeply, motivating me to persevere and innovate in my own entrepreneurial endeavors,” said Galvan.

For women looking to excel, Galvan offers some sage advice.

“Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles, and never be afraid to speak up and advocate for yourself,” she said. “Continuously invest in learning and skill development to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving world. Most importantly, stay true to your passions and values, and don’t be discouraged by setbacks or societal expectations. Remember, your unique perspective and experiences are assets that can drive innovation and change in your field. By staying resilient, persistent, and authentic, you can overcome any barrier and achieve your wildest dreams!”