This year’s edition of the National Italian American Women’s Organization Luncheon was held at the Waldorf Astoria on Sept. 26. Five scholarships were given to young college students from around the country. During the ceremony, Geraldine Ferraro was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Among those attending, also the former Governor of the State of New York Mario Cuomo and his son, the Attorney General Andrew Cuomo
On Friday, January 9th, 2009, the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will hold its annual Epiphany Celebration at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York City to benefit NOIAW's Scholarship, Mentor and Exchange Program for College Students.
Aileen Riotto Sirey, Founder and Chairwoman of the National Organization of Italian Amerian Women (NOIAW), talks identity, the Sopranos and why "noia", the Italian word for boredom or annoyance, is the best acronym anyone could ask for