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
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Calendar of Events - August 2014
"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 3rd

JGIGI 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 10th

Every organization needs good board members, but what do you do when a board member is causing problems? SIMONE JOYAUX, author of Firing Lousy Board Members and the founder of the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, discusses the serious business of board service and governance.

August 17th

Since 1922, the Martin Luther King Community Center of Newport County has been a resource to the people on Aquidneck Island. MARILYN WARREN, executive director, and ALYSON NOVICK discuss how the food pantry, Feed-A-Friend and Art Therapy programs make a difference for so many people.

August 24th

Nearly half of the Rhode Island workforce (47%) are women 55 and over. MAUREEN MAIGRET specializes in long term health care and aging services. She worked with the Women's Fund of Rhode Island to develop a report on the status of older women (65+) in Rhode Island.

August 31st

Family Court is the setting for painful divorce hearings and angry custody battles. Chief Judge HAIGANUSH BEDROSIAN is the first woman to lead the Rhode Island Family Court and in her 30 years, she's seen it all. She discusses her efforts to increase the court's efficiency and create a mediation program for contested divorces.

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.

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