First Hispanic MLB Franchise Owner
Linda Alvarado is president and CEO of Alvarado Construction, Inc., a commercial general contractor, construction manager, development, design/build, and property management firm. Based in Denver, the company has offices in several states and has successfully developed and constructed projects across America and internationally. Alvarado has 30 years' experience in commercial development, government and institutional general contracting, construction management, design/build, and program management contracts. Read More >
From construction to baseball and banks, Linda Alvarado is a business leader and force across industries. She founded and leads a construction empire, as well as making history with her purchase of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Alvarado imparts over 40 years of lessons on business leadership with audiences in this insightful speech. She has pushed countless boundaries and shares the strategies that have helped make her company and baseball team successful.
When Linda Alvarado was rejected for a landscape laborer position for being a woman, she began a lifelong quest to prove them wrong and find success in construction. She would go on to found and run Alvarado Construction, one of the United States’ fastest growing construction companies. In addition, she became both the first Hispanic and first woman to own a Major League Baseball team. In this motivational speech, Alvarado shares her story and urges audiences to “make the choice to succeed.” She uses her experience to show we can overcome obstacles and find success in any field.
Linda Alvarado is a history-maker. She is not only the first Hispanic to own a Major League Baseball franchise, but is the first woman to own one as well. Beginning her career in the construction industry, Alvarado has faced countless acts of discrimination because of her gender and ethnicity. In this speech, Alvarado shares wise insights and tips about navigating entrepreneurship as a member of a minority group. Audiences leave this inspirational speech feeling motivated to further their entrepreneurial goals and overcome obstacles they may face.
"She was awesome! Wonderful to work with, too. Gracious, thoughtful, accommodating, insightful."
"Wow; what an amazing event we had yesterday! Linda was incredible – inspiring, engaging and absolutely hilarious – everyone loved her!! She was an absolute delight to work with."