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OUR CULTURE

Internal values of empowerment, innovation, community engagement, and responsibility guide our work.

The Association for the Integration of Women is an Italian association, brought to you by an international group of friends who are innovative and motivated to give back. We work hard to find and implement best practices, be active listeners, measure our success, and continuously improve.

 

YOUNG, MIGRANT,AND
WOMEN-RUN

  • 88% of board members are migrants

  • Founder 26 years old at time of founding AIW

  • 75% of board members are women

  • 5 Nationalities represented on board

  • Average age of board 34

FOUNDER NOTE

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CAROLINE CAPOROSSI

Founder, President

In 1902, my great-grandmother left her small village in Calabria and moved to New York in search of a dream.

My family, like thousands of others, came with nothing except their memories, skills, and culture; and they opened restaurants, introducing themselves to their new neighbors through food.

 

The Association for the Integration of Women is dedicated to providing newcomers to Modena, and many other cities like it, the same opportunity.

 

Migrant women of Modena have a story to tell. And we hope to open our doors as a space to do so—to discover, to grow, and to witness Modena’s newest community members spread roots and flourish.

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CO-FOUNDERS

Jessica Rosval, Co-founder AIW

JESSICA ROSVAL

Culinary Director

Jessica is a Canadian chef working in the restaurant industry since 2001. For the last five years she's distinguished herself as a chef at Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana as Chef de Parti and head of international events, and most recently as the Head Chef of Casa Maria Luigia.

Maria Assunta Ioele, Cofounder AIW

MARIA ASSUNTA IOELE

Legal officer

Maria is an Italian attorney registered with the Albo di Modena since 2009, apart from being a family mediator since 2008. She focuses mainly on the protection of women, children, and the under represented.

OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Our work is powered by partners and sponsors who believe that investing in women is investing in future.