Cindy Makita Chosen for Miami Next Leaders

12 January 2020

We’re starting 2020 with good news! Cindy Makita, the leader of our chapter’s Young Professionals Committee, has been chosen for the 2020 cohort of Miami Next Leaders! This cohort was chosen for their extraordinary potential to lead progressive action in Miami. Starting in February, these 20 leaders will participate in a five-month intensive leadership training that will prepare them to accelerate their civic and community leadership. Congrats Cindy!

Introducing our new board members!

29 June 2019

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

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.

Jessica Kizorek

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

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.


Sally Ng

Sally Ng is responsible for overseeing business and legal affairs matters for NBCUniversal International Networks, Latin America, and providing legal advice on a range of subjects from channel regulatory compliance, programming licensing and acquisitions, channel distribution, advertising, and marketing, among other areas. She is also responsible for establishing a corporate reporting structure and managing internal relationships between all NBCUniversal entities across the Latin American region. Her responsibilities additionally include leading the identification of business opportunities in jurisdictions with regulatory challenges that may impact the company. Considered a natural leader with more than 10 years of experience in business and legal affairs, Sally has extensive knowledge of international television and distribution services. Prior to joining NBCUniversal International Networks, she held internal positions in other multi-national media companies such as Viacom International Media Networks and Fox International Channels, where she served as director and counsel of  business and legal affairs, respectively, and was responsible for intellectual property, corporate affairs and content licensing agreements. Sally Ng is a licensed attorney in the State of Florida, USA, as well as an English Solicitor.   She holds a degree from Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, an Executive Education Certificate from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. Sally is fluent in English, Spanish and conversational Portuguese.

Dadilia Garces Mejia 

Andrej Milic

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.