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presented by television journalist and producer, Giselle Fernandez.

"I want to share many stories about Maverick Women
because so many have inspired me.
It all starts with an idea that you believe in...
that's the key."

[Daring Dame of the Month]
[Linda] Linda Alvarado, who was named by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America, is the president of Alvarado Construction, Inc., a commercial general contracting firm based in Denver, and is part owner of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. She is also corporate director of Pitney Bowes, Inc.; Cyprus Amax Minerals Company; and Engelhard Corporation. She is the chairman of the board of directors of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a director of the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and a Commissioner of the White House Initiative for Hispanic Excellence in Education. A nationally recognized speaker and advocate for Hispanic business issues, Alvarado was the recipient of the Sara Lee Corporation Frontrunner Award for exemplary achievement and leadership in business and the community. In 1994 she was the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Businesswoman of the Year. In 1996 she was selected the Revlon Business Woman of the Year, received the National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Award, was selected for the second time as the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year, and received an honorary doctorate in commercial science from Dowling College in New York.

Learn more about Linda Alvarado with this link...

[Reading List]
Click the Yellow Button for Giselle's review.

Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women   by Elizabeth Wurtzel - May 1999
Cool Women: The Reference by Dawn Chipman & Pamela Nelson - March 1998
Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World   by Kathleen Ragan - May 1998
Girl Boss: Running the Show Like the Big Chicks: Entrepreneurial Skills, Stories and Encouragement for Modern Girls   by Stacy Kravetz - March 1999
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing   by Melissa Bank - June 1999
How Jane Won: 55 Successful Women Share How They Grew from Ordinary Girls to Extraordinary Women   by Sylvia B. Rimm - February 2001
Maverick Women: 19th Century Women Who Kicked Over the Traces   by Frances Laurence - January 1998
My Date With Satan: Stories   by Stacey Richter - July 1999
Neurotica   by Sue Margolis - July 1999
Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World   by Claudia Roth Pierpont - February 2000
Portrait of Myself   by Margaret Bourke-White - Out of Print
See Jane Win: The Rimm Report on How 1,000 Girls Became Successful Women   by Sylvia B. Rimm - May 1999
Simon De Beauvoir: A Life... a Love Story   by Claude Francis - Out of Print
Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Photographer Tina Madotti   by Patricia Albers - April 1999
Uppity Women of Ancient Times   by Vicki Leon - 1995
Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Women Pilots   by Carolyn Russo - May 1997
Women Inventors: American Profiles   by Linda Jacobs Altman - June 1997
Women of Words: A Personal Introduction to Thirty-Five Important Writers   by Janet Bukovinsky Teacher - September 1996
Women Who Dared: A Book of Postcards   by Pomegranate - 1992

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Latinos - the Net and Globalization

      Read Giselle's speech - Washington, DC - September 29, 2000  

"It's the Latina who I am focusing on because of her amazing entrepreneurial energy, self reliance and tenacity to, despite all the odds against her, take action to secure her own destiny."

Hispanics Ready for the Millennium

      Read Giselle's speech - Chicago - July 1, 1999

"Each of us has a special gift, a mission, a calling. It's in you. You may choose not to recognize it ... even to ignore or oppress it. But I know without a shadow of a doubt that each and every one of us was put on this earth to do something wonderful and unique to us."

      Giselle's new On-line Community for Latinas at  

The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance presents...
The Future is Me - Women of Achievement
Moderated by Giselle Fernandez - April 22, 1999

      Learn more about the program

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