Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NOIAW Celebrates Three Wise 'Italian' Women!

The National Organization of Italian American Women host "An Epiphany Celebration" in honor of 'Three Wise Women' on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy in Washington, DC.  Join this annual celebration of accomplished Italian American women as they are honored for their contributions in art, media and business.  Honorees will include Mirella Monti Belshe, Resident Sculptor of Torpedo Factory Art Center; Gracia C. Martore, President & CEO of Gannett Company; Patricia De Stacy Harrison, President & CEO of Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  

An intimate affair and grand networking opportunity, NOIAW's Epiphany Celebration was initiated by it's national headquarter's in New York 28 years ago.  Recently launched four years ago in Washington, DC by the Greater Washington, DC Region of NOIAW, the honored 'Three Wise Women' are traditionally introduced by Master of Ceremonies Congresswomen Rosa L. DeLauro who will be presented by Ambassador Constance Morella this year.  Other distinguished guests include dignitaries of the Italian Embassy; representatives of national Italian organizations among other luminaries and Washington movers and shakers.  

"This is our friends and family event...It is made up of friends and family of NOIAW and friends and family of our honorees," says Diana Femia, President of the Greater Washington, DC Region NOIAW/Epiphany Celebration Event Planner. 

Also featured this year will be a stellar silent auction to include a coveted sculpture from the Torpedo Factory crafted and donated by honoree Mirella Monti Belshe; and other gifts of art, Italian cuisine, fashion and more!  Tickets are $115 and include a dinner buffet and bar.  For more information click here.  To hear highlights of the event and an exclusive CiaoDC.com interview with Diana Femia, President of Greater Washington, DC Region NOIAW listen here (mp3).

See interview with Mirella Monti Belshe here.

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