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NJ Events

Current President: Margaret Janikian

AIWA NJ started in 1999 by Lisa Stepanian, a dynamic advocate for volunteerism.  Lisa had attended AIWA’s first International Conference in London.  After having met many of these elite Armenian women, she felt inspired to start an affiliate in NJ.  And so she did!

Over the last 17 years, AIWA NJ has been actively involved in honoring and sponsoring Armenian Women’s Issues abroad and here in the states.  Sponsoring such programming has included Academia, Authors, Medical Professionals, Actress’, Filmmakers, Journalists and Entrepreneurial Programs.

AIWA NJ will continue to follow the mission statement set forth by AIWA International and promote and enrich the social, economic and personal advancement of Armenian women worldwide. We look to increase our membership by tailoring our programs to fit the modern Armenian Woman of the 21st century thru the use of strong leadership and mentorship.

Read AIWA Board Member Judy Norsigian's address from the AIWA NJ Luncheon on March 12 AIWA: Continuing to Advance Armenian Women's Health and Well-Being.

You can reach AIWA New Jersey at: