Introducing our new board members!
The new year brings some new faces to our chapter! We’ve added seven new members to our Board of Directors, rounding out this group of incredible advocates to a total of twenty six. From a legal affairs attorney to a media production powerhouse and a mentor-alumna—they all have a passion for helping to promote gender empowerment around the world. Please join us in welcoming them to the UN Women community!
Lilliana Antequera was born in Barranquilla, Colombia & has a background in Field Marketing & Public Speaking. Having almost 10 years of experience in her field, Lilliana has overseen the marketing efforts for numerous CPG brands & founded her own agency, Live In The Field, where she consults for lifestyle & nutrition brands. Lilliana has worked with numerous charitable organizations within South Florida & joined the Board of the Miami Chapter of the U.S. National Committee in 2019 to contribute her experience towards our mission to raise awareness about women’s rights, a cause that she holds dear to her heart.
For the past 15 years Jessica Kizorek has worked to develop a presence for herself, both domestically and abroad, as an entrepreneur and international activist specializing in women’s financial empowerment. Working primarily with large non-profits through her company, Two Parrot Productions (co-founded with her father Bill Kizorek), she has created hundreds of short films and video-centric fundraising campaigns. Having traveled to over 60 countries, she has covered many humanitarian causes as a journalist and documentarian. Jessica has lectured at prestigious universities such as Princeton, authored 8 books, and been a featured small business expert on media outlets including CNN and Fox.
Cindy Makita, born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa with a Congolese heritage, is an Analyst at KORE Consulting, Millennial Career Coach, and global advocate for women. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University’s College of Business with her BBA in International Business in 2018. Cindy serves as a Board Member of the United Nations Association- Miami Chapter which focuses on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at a local level, and she leads the Young Professionals Committee under the US National Committee for UN Women- Miami Chapter. In January 2019, Cindy was elected as the Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5 for Gender Equality in Miami, under the Social Impact Movement. Cindy works to make progress towards ending violence against women, creating equal opportunities for women at all levels, and creating key strategic partnerships with relevant role players to ensure Miami achieves this SDG sooner, in addition to advocating for women on a global scale. Cindy is passionate about helping and connecting people and through her career guidance platform, she provides targeted and relevant career guidance and mentorship to college students, recent graduates and young professionals to help them achieve their full potential and land their dream careers. Cindy was most recently crowned Miss African Roots USA, and plans to use her title to continue her work to empower African women and girls, but more specifically women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dadilia Garces Mejia
Lauren Rivas Llaneza
7th Annual 5K was a success!
On March 30, we held our 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk to End Violence Against Women & Children. We want to thank everyone who ran, jogged or walked with us that day. We would also like to thank our sponsors! We are very grateful that so many companies see value in this event and support us in our mission to end this global pandemic. Without their financial support this event would not have been possible. Below please find a video of the event made by our wonderful member Jessica Kizorek.
Photos coming soon.