Lynda Carter, TV’s Original Wonder Woman, Headlined the 21st Annual Women United Breakfast

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Lynda Carter, TV’s Original Wonder Woman, Headlined the 21st Annual Women United Breakfast

Over 500 women gathered to empower each other and build a #StrongerMiami

MIAMI (April 18, 2022)United Way Miami hosted over 500 women at its 21st Annual United Way Women United Breakfast, featuring special guest Lynda Carter on April 13th. Best known for her role as TV’s original Wonder Woman, the actress, singer-songwriter and producer shared stories and offered personal and professional advice. The breakfast was held at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center, and was presented by Leslie Miller Saiontz and family and hosted by the University of Miami. Miller Saiontz moderated a fireside chat with Carter, asking compelling questions.

The event was organized by the Women United Executive Committee and led by chairs, Jennifer A. Marques, estate-planning attorney at her firm, Jennifer A. Marques P.A. and Karyl Argamasilla, partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

Others in attendance included Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who shared a few remarks, welcoming Lynda Carter to Miami. Other elected officials in the room were Senator Annette Taddeo and Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez.

An accomplished singer-songwriter, renowned actress, mother and philanthropist, Lynda Carter truly embodies what it means to be a Wonder Woman. Among many words of wisdom and laughs, Lynda spoke about her efforts to support non-profit organizations such as The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, City of Hope and TGen – in honor of her late mother who had Alzheimer’s disease and her husband, who passed away from myelofibrosis last year. At the end of the Q & A, Lynda was presented with a framed photo of a volunteer garden project that Women United members participated in earlier this year – the project was dedicated to her.

Toward the end of the event, Carter signed two Wonder Woman branded pillows that were auctioned off to the crowd by United Way Miami interim President and CEO, Joe Zubi. One sold for $2,100 and the other sold for $5,000. Additionally, toward the end of the event, Lynda generously offered to match dollar for dollar of any gifts donated that day – for up to $5,000.

Women United represents a group of 2,200 of Miami’s most inspiring women who unite to focus on issues of shared concern. Members come together to celebrate women who continue to break glass ceilings, change the rules of the game and make history. Each member supports United Way’s work in education, financial stability and health, the key elements to building a stronger Miami. Women United is connected to a global, growing force of women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity for everyone.

The breakfast was presented by Leslie Miller Saiontz and Family and hosted by the University of Miami. Other sponsors included: UHealth, Greenberg Traurig, The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises as Emerald sponsors; Lisa Mendelson as a table hostess;  Amerant Bank, Assurant, Bank of America, City National Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lennar Foundation, MasTec, Regions Bank, Related Philanthropic Foundation, Ryder and Starwood Property Trust as Sapphire sponsors;  BDO, Bilzin Sumberg, Carlton Fields, Covanta, Hotwire Communications, Jackson Health, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Miami Dade College, Northern Trust, Paramount, TD Bank as Jade sponsors; and BlankRome, Coral Gables Trust, Eisner Amper, Miami Women Who Rock, Quirch Foods, Seacoast Bank, Stearns Weaver Miller and Tripp Scott Attorneys at Law as Pearl sponsors.

For more information on Women United, please contact womenunited@unitedwaymiami.org or visit unitedwaymiami.org/join.