AMAZING WOMEN celebrates women who make a difference in the lives of others.

I started this show to share how women accomplish, encourage, legislate, live, and love. What we leave behind isn’t as important as how we live!  Whether it's healthcare, education, business, politics, or entertainment, their personal and professional stories will teach, empower and inspire you.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."                 -- Anais Nin

"Be the change you want to see in the world. "                                          -- Gandhi

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just the first step."                                          -- Martin Luther King, jr.

"Our ideologies my separate us, but our dreams and anguish bring us together."                                          -- Eugene Ionesco

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift."                                          -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Hope has two daughters-- Anger and Courage. They are both lovely."                                          -- Saint Augstine


 

Deb Ruggiero and AMAZING WOMEN, winner of the 2011 AP Award
for Best Public Affairs Show!

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Calendar of Events - August 2015
"This Month's Lineup"

Sunday Mornings

7:00am on 630 WPRO AM
6:30am on 92 PROFM
6:00am on LITE ROCK 105 FM

August 2nd

GIGI DEBELLO, has been Head of School at Sophia Academy since 2007 following in the footsteps of founder Sister Mary Reilly who started the non-denominational, middle school for girls in 2001. Gigi discusses gender specific classrooms and her vision for the school.

August 9th

DR. BARBARA ROBERTS, director of Women's Cardiac Center at Miriam, raises questions about the side effects of statins in her book, The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs.

August 16th

GIRLS ROCK is a non-profit that empowers girls and women through music. HILARY JONES is the founder and director of Girls Rock! Their Camp teaches girls from 11-18 years old self-confidence, healthy relationships, and public speaking with a no drinking and no drugs policy.

August 23rd

30% of small business in this state are women-owned. SUSAN RITSCHER, the CEO for the Center for WOMEN & ENTERPRISE, talks about starting a business, financing, networking, and what's needed for a business to succeed.

August 30th

The NFL has provided a teachable moment about domestic violence. DEB DEBARE from the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Dr. AMY GOTTLIEB discuss how the conversation has changed and the unique position healthcare workers play in preventing domestic violence.

Deb Ruggiero

Deb Ruggiero
Host of Amazing Women

Deb Ruggiero is a businesswoman, broadcaster, and community leader. She understands 'the art of business' and the 'business of art.'

Deb graduated from Boston College in 1980 and spent the first ten years of her broadcasting career on-air as a news anchor and talk show host at CBS radio and WMJX radio in Boston.

Since 1990, she's worked in TV and radio in sales management at WPRI TV 12/ FOX64 , WBDC-TV in Washington, DC. She served as Director of Community and Business Development for 92PROFM and LITE ROCK 105. She's the host of the award-winning public affairs radio show, "AMAZING WOMEN", that she created in 2004. The show highlights the accomplishments of women who make a difference in Rhode Island in healthcare, education, the arts, business, and social services.

"I'm blessed to be able to share the stories of so many 'Amazing Women' who make a difference every day. It's inspirational to learn how many women contribute to this state in terms of economic, educational, professional, and social achievements. You'll hear the stories of the women you recognize, but also the stories of the unsung heroes who don't always make the headlines."

Deb Ruggiero is a Rhode Island State Representative for District 74 Jamestown/ Middletown. She is a founding board member of The Women's Fund of RI, and past president of the board of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Providence College since 1992, teaching Broadcast Advertising and Marketing Research.

Deb lives in Jamestown. She has a passion for cooking, oil painting, and is an avid golfer.
 

If you know an Amazing Woman, e-mail me at: debruggiero@amazingwomenri.com