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  • Hillary Clinton with Geraldine Ferraro, first woman on a White House ticket. Photo by Suzanne Plunkett
    Alileen Riotto Sirey, Founder and Chair Emerita, National Organization of Italian American Women: “We can take joy that a woman has attained the nomination to the highest office in the land. But even putting gender issues aside, the Hillary I know is head and shoulders smarter, more experienced and better prepared to lead this country than Trump. We will certainly take even greater joy if she is elected.”
  • The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will hold its Annual Gala Luncheon next Saturday, May 5, at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. This year, the organization will honor Aileen Riotto Sirey, Founder and Chairwoman of NOIAW, for her 32 years of service and for her important contribution to the Italian-American community.
  • Aileen Riotto Sirey, Founder and Chair of NOIAW, meets i-Italy to share her memories of her best friend Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman be a candidate for Vice-Presidency of the United States, as well as the only Italian-American to run for such a high office. A role model for Italian-American women, Ferraro died on March 26, 2011 after twelve years from being diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
  • Life & People
    (January 30, 2012)
    After 32 years of service to the Italian American Community, Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey submitted her retirement notice to the board of the National Organization of Italian American Women, effective May 5, 2012, the date of its annual luncheon. NOIAW is the premier nationwide membership group for Italian American women
  • In the night of March 21, as soon as the House passed the Health Care Reform Bill, we launched a discussion among our readers on Facebook. "Whatever your opinion on the matter," we emphasized, "it shouldn't escape notice that this historic event takes place in large part thanks to the joint effort of the first African-American President and the first Italian-American Woman Speaker of the House." About hundred people participated in the first 24 hours. This is what they had to say