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PrimiDieci Society

Celebrating The Most Distinguished Italians Around The Globe.

Committed to highlighting and awarding distinguished people for their outstanding achievements. Founded in 2011in New York by Riccardo Lo Faro and Alessia Pertosa, the PrimiDieci Society is dedicated to exploring among those who have achieved remarkable success in their career, those who are the best examples of having overcome obstacles and difficulties and are today delivering the utmost excellence to the international community. 

PrimiDieci Awards
and Events

Awards ceremonies, events, books, and media campaigns developing increasingly solid and widespread connections between people around the world who stand out for exceptional talent, creativity, entrepreneurship, and genius.

Our celebrations have one ultimate goal: to create awareness and support scientific research for the cure of breast cancer. We aim to make unprecedented happenings that will have a widespread media influence and reach people globally.

Born to inspire.

The PrimiDieci Society is a collective of world-leading personalities. It was born out of a strong desire to forge connections between the most distinguished personalities with young talented Italians around the globe. The Society is committed to the development of an inspired, illuminated, and merit-based future leadership while promoting the outstanding value of cultural diversity as a source of extraordinary talent, creativity, entrepreneurship, and genius. Established in New York in 2011 by Italian journalist and biographer Riccardo Lo Faro, the PrimiDieci Society relies on its International Selection Committee to nominate ten Award recipients in each country.

From culture to science, design to business, public service to the media, the arts, entertainment, and more, the recipients span from great authorities and role models to young, bright future leaders. 

Watch PrimiDieci Society' president,

Riccardo Lo Faro,

introducing the PrimiDieci Awards

at the Cipriani Wall Street, New York

Awards' Recipients

PrimiDieci Books and e.Books

The life narratives of the ten recipients in each edition are depicted in the 'PrimiDieci' books..

A detailed and thorough account of their personal and professional paths that have brought them to their remarkable current achievements.

Each chapter features the "Letter to the youth" penned by themselves with insights and advice for young readers. Presently released for the USA and the UK in English, and for Italy in Italian by publisher Europa Edizioni, available in all Italian bookstores.


Each PrimiDieci Award recipient is presented with a copy of the book; also every attendee at the Awards Gala receives a complimentary copy of the book, including media delegates.


Author, Riccardo Lo Faro: click here to learn more and to view more of his published titles.

WLPO takes up the PrimiDieci Award brand.


Extraordinary people united in the noble goal of working towards the common good.

WLPO is the charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with headquarter in New York that has assimilated the PrimiDieci Society's Award brand to pursue its mission of bringing together leading personalities and support lifesaving science.

For several years the Awards' celebrations by the PrimiDieci Society have honored prominent Italians of nationality or descent who best represent Italian excellence in the U.S. and around the world. WLPO is now committed to expanding the PrimiDieci Society's mission by diversifying its celebratory events bringing together and honoring personalities of every origin and culture.

Today's Award ceremonies and Gala Dinner events by WLPO honor outstanding role models to increase public awareness with regard to the general misinformation around the devastating spread of breast cancer and other life-threatening diseases afflicting today's society. 

Via its books and publications, both in print and online, WLPO presents the successful life stories of the awards recipients and highlights their outstanding commitment to charitable initiatives and to other noble causes. These books and other publications are available at no cost to all individual and corporate donors. During each event and Award ceremony, all guests receive a complimentary copy, including representatives from the media.

Please learn more about WLPO and our mission: WLPO Corp.

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