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Ladi Goldwire is CEO and Owner of BrinMar Construction & Development Group Ltd, a design-build general contracting firm specializing in condo renovations and single-family residential home flips and rehabs. She is passionate about her business because it provides a means for women to be expressive and relevant in a space typically set aside for, and dominated by, men.

Ladi is also a big advocate for mental health and the hemp industry. She’s a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Ladi Goldwire shares why she is passionate about mental health and some red flags that are easy to miss
  • Ladi talks about the challenges that she encounters as a female Certified Building Official and why she went to jail for being on the right side
  • How Ladi is helping people build their dreams through BrinMar Construction
  • Ladi recalls her favorite construction project and why it made an impression on her
  • Why Ladi decided to become an entrepreneur and how she manages to handle multiple projects
  • Ladi explains why she ventured into the world of tea and gives an idea of what her hemp-based tea will be like
  • The mentors and biggest influences that Ladi had in her life.

In this episode…

Breaking into any industry is never easy—and this is particularly true if you’re a female trying to dominate a male-dominated one like construction and development. It can be so intense and so challenging that it can push you to your breaking point. But with grit and determination, it’s definitely possible to not just penetrate the industry but to make a mark in it as well. And this was the case for Ladi Goldwire.

Ladi took an early interest in construction because of her father. Her interest then morphed into a passion that later inspired the founding of her company, BrinMar Construction & Development Group Ltd. But early industry dominance saw Ladi as a target—she even landed in jail because of some trumped-up charges as she was doing her job as a Certified Building Official in Florida. The charges were eventually dropped and she became an even stronger force to be reckoned with in the industry.

On this Top Black Leaders Series episode of Inspired Insider, Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks with Ladi Goldwire, the CEO and Owner of BrinMar Construction & Development Group Ltd, about how she pursues them with passion in order to make a mark in whatever she undertakes.Tune in as she discusses why she’s passionate about mental health, how she dominated a male-populated industry in Florida despite the challenges, and what she has been up to in the hemp and tea industry.

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Episode Transcript

Jeremy Weisz

Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders and I’m excited for today’s guest I’m gonna introduce in a second. I was joking around she is a superhero a real life superhero Ladi Goldwire. But before I introduce her, you should check out other episodes of the podcast You know, this is part of the Top Black Business Leader Series and Ladi is a perfect example this past guests include Chris Gandy who was a professional athlete, and now he helps people you know, live rich and die wealthy or pass on that legacy of wealth. And then, you know, near and dear to your heart. And Ladi is I’d Wanda James, who is Founder of Simply Pure who actually was, I think the first African American dispensary owner in the country. I think maybe in Denver.

Ladi Goldwire

Now she’s dead.

I think she’s you know, her.

Yeah, Colorado. Yeah, Colorado scenery. Um, she’s an industry icon.

Jeremy Weisz

Yes, totally. So listen to that. She talks about the industry and what she had to do and is really interesting. And there’s, there’s so many more, so check out other episodes Inspired Insider. And before I give Ladi her official introduction, you know, this episode is brought to you by Rise25 that Ris 25 I started with my business partner, John Corcoran. And you know, for me Ladi, the most important thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at a way to give to my best relationships, profile them people I admire. And I’ve seen no better way over the past 10 years, besides podcasting, and so we actually help a business with Rise25, launch and run their own podcast. So you could show up and talk and we do everything else. But we make sure it has a foundation in strategy. So it makes sense for your business. So if you have questions about it, go to, you can email us, you know, both of us have been doing it for over 10 years. And as if is if you’re listening to this right now, maybe if you’re listening to it in five years is 15 years, but whatever. So check it out. And let us know what you think if you have questions. Without further ado, I am very excited to introduce today’s guest Ladi Goldwire. And if you could email me just agree with me that this sounds like a superheroes name. That’s fine. But she is CEO and Owner of BrinMar Construction & Development Group, and she does so much more than that. But she is passionate about her business because it provides a means for women to be expressive and relevant in the space. It’s it’s a male dominated, let’s be honest, right? And there’s a lot of industries out there, they’re male dominated, we need a female’s touch in these things that improve things make things better. My wife tells me that every single day. And so I know you are a big advocate for mental health. You’re a big advocate in the hemp industry. But I just want to thank you for coming on Ladi.

Ladi Goldwire

Well, I want to say thank you for having me, Jeremy.

Jeremy Weisz

You know, I wanted to start off with the, you know, the mental health piece, you know, that’s near and dear to your heart. We are talking before we hit record about Nami and the National Alliance on Mental Illness and you’re on the board there. Why you have a personal story behind why you are so involved in this

Ladi Goldwire

very personal so my son and my middle son, while growing up, always paid some attention to what was going on. But probably like most parents just so cut, you know, so caught up in the hustle and bustle of just getting them raised that I missed a few things I think and as he was being recruited getting ready to go off to college, he had gotten several division one scholarship offers we were so what did he play? He played football. While Yes. Was he looking

Jeremy Weisz

for the Gators looking