On Thursday, May 5th  the National Organization of Italian American Women’s Annual Luncheon was held at the Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in Manhattan. The theme this year was “Intermission is over, welcome to the next act”, which perfectly coined the inspiring and joyful celebration, following the cancellation of its usual in-person gathering due to the...

If it is true - as it is - that Italian Americans have a lot of Italian culture in their DNA, one of the most obvious proofs is the role of women in the family. Both in Italy and in the Italian American community, women are the fundamental pillar of the family: but they are also very much more. Time passing and society evolving lead to a due, thoug...

NOIAW’s scholarship program is open to female undergraduate or graduate students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US academic institution. Undergraduate students must be enrolled at a four-year college or university. High school students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must have at least one parent...

The National Organization of Italian American Women announced the appointment of Robin Tagliaferri as the new Rhode Island Region President to its membership on the 6th of January, 2022. Tagliaferri brings to NOIAW a deep, well-rounded portfolio in nonprofit administration. Her career spans some 25 years with experience in museums, arts organizatio...

December 4 (Saturday) 12:00pm. This program will be a hybrid event (virtual and in-person). Author Gail Reitano will join live via Zoom from California and Author Patricia Dunn will be present at the Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850) in person. Books may be purchase at IAM Books. Contact: National Organization of Italian Amer...

The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is delighted to announce the inaugural Scholars Recognition Award open to college/university faculty and graduate students, who are members of NOIAW.* Each year applicants will be invited to submit a paper on a designated theme. Applicants may be selected from one or more of NOIAW’s region...

Maria Tamburri, Chair of the National Organization of Italian American Women announced that Patricia “Pat” Tinto, a long-term Connecticut Region member, has been named President of NOIAW’s National Board of Directors. The daughter of Italian immigrants and first-generation college graduate, Pat has served as the President of NOIAW’s Connecticut Reg...

NOIAW’s Greater Washington, DC and Rhode Island Regions invite you to join us for an online presentation on the life and work of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), popularly known as “Mother Cabrini,” a determined Italian nun who together with seven other sisters founded a missionary order and at Pope Leo XIII’s request, traveled “not East, bu...

Monday, March 8th @ 6:00 PM (EST). Registration Fee: $10. Click Here to Register. Throughout history, midwives have played various roles –respected local matriarchs, mediators between medicine and the community, and women's rights advocates. Even now, the roles pile on as the lockdown baby boom ensues! Join the National Organization of Italian Amer...

Being an Italian American who holds passports for both countries, grew up in the U.S. and moved to Italy later in life, my thoughts on what it means to be Italian American have evolved over the years. Here is what being Italian American means to me today. Staying connected to my roots while forging ahead to chase my dreams. Our families left Italy...