Mireya Cisneros

Co-Founder, Fundacion Venezuela Sin Límites

Mireya Cisneros
Venezuela Sin Limites & Unidos en Red

Mireya Cisneros was born in Santiago de Chile and moved to Venezuela when she was 8 years old; she studied Psych pedagogy, specializing in Down Syndrome, following this, she studied Business Administration. A path that she combined with her strong sense of social awareness, which led her to become an active agent of change and focusing on understanding of the required structures, processes and behaviors of disadvantaged communities in our region.

Mireya was the pioneer of designing, planning and executing of all the Social Corporate Responsibility Programs within key family businesses such as Digitel, Central Azucarera Portuguesa and Produvisa. This year Digitel has been recognized as the second social investor in Venezuela.
Her impact working with such companies has gone further, integrating awareness of social issues into areas such as strategic collaborative partnerships, technology and communications, whilst coordinating efforts and creating synergies to generate structural changes, therefore achieving excellent results.
These responsibilities are in addition to her work as Co-Founder of Venezuela Sin Limites; a non-profit organization that has been operating for over 16 years which has allowed her to channel support to over 350 NGOs across the country; as well as Unidos en Red, an international non-profit organization founded along with well known singers Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose, Juanes, and a Latin American Families Business Group, which core mission is to empower agents of social change in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula countries, creating strategic partnerships and encouraging the collaboration between the agents of change; and facilitating and promoting the use of technology and communication in order to contribute to social development.

Currently, Mireya is focusing on investing in the development and management of high-impact projects in the region, particularly communications, technology and strategic partnerships for the benefit of projects promoted, such as:

- Grammy Latino Cultural Foundation, boosting social inclusion thought music and supporting its mission accomplishment (www.latingrammy.com/en/scholarship);

- Schwab Foundation searching for the Social Entrepreneurs of the year for the World Economic Forum, annually competition held by Venezuela Sin Limites; and linking WEF with CNNE to promote the importance of social entrepreneurship in our region;

- Iberoamerican General Secretary (SEGIB) developing and executing Citizen Innovation initiative (www.ciudadania20.org);

- Fox International Channels (FIC), producing and disseminating awareness of social campaigns: #entusmanos: Mexico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQA-v2GSNZM), Colombia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela y Central America: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPVxA9yjV-g), Argentina:

She has been able to consolidate partnerships with more than 100 organizations, mentioning the following: CAF, BID, PNUD, UNICEF, SEGIB, Telmex, Huawei, Telcel, Cisco, Fox International Channels, CNNE, MTV, Odebrecht, Microsoft, Salesforce, Ricky Martin Foundation, Cultural Latin Grammy, Red ProBono Internacional (New York Vance Centre), Encuentros Iberoamericanos de la Sociedad Civil, ULACCAM, Starlite Foundation, HSBC, Ericcson, Cala Enterprise, HSBC, VCMedios, Avina Foundation, Schwab Foundation, Carlos Slim Foundation, Plan Internacional, Un Techo Foundation, Duke University, Berklee College of Music, Superatec, CDI, Sybven, Proa Publicidad, AR Solutions, AsiloveCamila, Santos Toledano, ALDA, Mi Sangre Foundation, Paz Sin Fronteras, Proyecto Paz Latinoamérica, Alberto Motta Foundation, IrisiCaixa, Lucha Contra el Sida, Give to Colombia, Senos Ayuda Foundation, Aseguradora Ancon.

She also is member of the following organizations: Advisory Board of the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA), Iberoamericana University in Colombia, Venezuelan Council of Civil Society (ConSOC) of the Inter American Development Bank, Latin American Platform on Drug Policy, Philanthropists Circle of Synergos Institute, Social Responsibility Committee of Venamcham Associations (Venezuelan – American Chamber of Commerce), Fedecamaras (Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce), Encuentros Iberoamericanos de la Sociedad Civil, Senos Ayuda Foundation, Prevención Sin Límites Foundation, Proyecto Paz Latinoamérica Foundation.

Mireya Cisneros has contributed with other professionals in social action, active members of the civil society by empowering and facilitating processes for the social integration of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities, creating the establishment of a cohesive society and the development of quality of life and social welfare. Her career confirms her belief that “the power of many in Action" is the way to achieve social transformation.

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