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...

The National Organization of Italian American Women wishes to congratulate Lorraine Grillo on her recent appointment, by Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, as New York City's Senior Advisor for Recovery. Lorraine was NOIAW's 2018 Annual Luncheon Honoree. She is transitioning to this role as "Recovery Czar" from her long-held positions serving a...

Join NOIAW DC for an interactive and exclusive Zoom discussion with Laura Morelli, author and art historian, about her captivating page-turner The Night Portrait, an award-winning historical novel. The Night Portrait is an exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Portrait of a...

NOIAW mourns the passing of Lois Scialo Ellis, who along with her sister Carol, was honored as a NOIAW Wise Woman at the very first Epiphany celebration in NOIAW's Rhode Island Region, in 2012. Lois was a beloved educator who touched the lives of thousands of students over her 34-year career teaching History and American Government at Rhode Island'...

NOIAW was delighted to discover that a recent newsletter issued by New York’s Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) featured two oil paintings, “Walking Distance” (above) and “Venice” (below) by NOIAW’s longstanding member Nancy Macina, the Italian American painter who curated the NOIAW artists’ exhibition, “Rinascimento Femminile,” in July of 2019...

As a psychotherapist, my curiosity about the effects of ethnicity on personality development was heightened by my early work with patients.  There was little in the literature about Italian American ethnic identity and mental health before the late 1970s. While looking for answers–and missing the big family I left behind in Brooklyn some 20 years e...

Join NOIAW at 2:00 EST on Wednesday, 7/8, for a live stream ‘show & tell’ of Campania with Cassandra Santoro, founder and CEO of Travel Italian Style. While living and traveling through Italy 6 months every year, Cassandra has visited all 20 regions of Italy, and uses her experiences and knowledge to create memorable vacations that open doors to th...