Gilda Perez-Alvarado

CEO, Americas, Hotels & Hospitality and Head of Global Hotel Desk

This International Women’s Day and every day, we are proud to recognize our inspiring women leaders and allies at JLL.


Who is a female inspiration/role model to you and why?

I come from a lineage of incredibly strong women. Every single woman in my family, starting from my great grandmothers, have always valued education and pursued careers, as they have deeply understood that with education comes independence. They have played active roles in managing their businesses and their families. I have hoteliers, doctors, nurses, professors, bankers, lawyers, architects, teachers, journalists, and even nuns to look up to. The most important women in my life are my mother, my sister and my daughter. I am the woman I am today because of them.

How are you inspiring women to achieve their ambitions at JLL?

By owning my career, pursuing what I deeply believe in, interpreting “noes” as “maybes”, and learning from every single opportunity - both positive and negative.

Why does inclusion matter to you?

Because the best ideas and greatest achievements always happen when you have diversity in thought. It is that simple.

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