New York, NY, January 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of New York’s most influential and pioneering women at its annual Epiphany Celebration on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse.
The event, which each year recognizes three Italian American Wise Women, will celebrate the achievements of Rosemary Maggiore of Crain’s New York Business; Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D. of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, and Roma Torre of NY1 News.
• Ms. Maggiore, General Manager of Digital Business for Crain’s New York Business since January 2014, is a digital pioneer with a background in e-commerce, content, and marketing. After rebranding the Crain’s website, Maggiore created “New York Stories,” a television show that airs on NYC Media and profiles entrepreneurs in the five boroughs. She also launched the first-ever Crain’s Made in New York trade show to highlight local food and beverage providers. Previously, as Founder and President of Rachael Ray Digital, Maggiore launched Ray’s magazine and web property, including a profitable website and e-commerce store.
• Dean Donna Rapaccioli oversees the spectrum of business education at Fordham University, including the business faculty, the undergraduate Gabelli School of Business, and the graduate business school. Informed by her belief that business education should enable young people to change the world, she has fostered programs that provide real-world skills while encouraging students to make a defining contribution to society. She is a champion of women in business, and she is especially proud of the many Fordham business students who were the first in their families to attend college.
• Ms. Torre is Mid-Day Anchor and Chief Theatre Critic for NY1 News, where she has anchored since 1992. As the current anchor of “News All Day,” she also draws on her background as a theater and television actress as a regular contributor to “NY1 On Stage,” the channel’s weekly theatre show. Torre has won more than 25 broadcasting awards, including an Emmy for reporting and anchoring the Avianca plane crash disaster in 1991. In 1993, she and "News All Evening" anchor Lewis Dodley were honored by New York Magazine's "Best Of" edition as the best news anchors in New York.
MaryRose Barranco Morris, President of NOIAW’s Greater New York Region and Founder of the Staten Island Network, said, “Each of NOIAW’s honorees serves as a role model to young women and an inspiration to the Italian American community. We are proud to recognize their accomplishments.”
Tickets for the Epiphany Celebration start at $125. For tickets and sponsorship information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-642-2003. The celebration will run from from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse at 8 East 69th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues, in NYC.