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


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Calendar of Events - March 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

March 1st

HealthSource Rhode Island has been called a model exchange offering healthcare and containing costs, but others argue it should be run by the federal government. ANYA RADER WALLACK, the new Director of HealthSourceRI, discusses what's working and what she intends needs to change.

March 8th

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

March 15th

The NFL has provided a tipping point and teachable moment for 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.

March 22nd

JANET COIT, Director of Department of Environmental Management, is one of the few reappointments by Governor Raimondo. Her Lean Initiative, a process that promotes efficiency without eliminating the worker, has turned DEM around making it a more 'customer-friendly' state agency. Will other state agencies follow DEM's lead?

March 29th

There's a Chinese proverb - women hold up half the sky. So it's important that young girls feel empowered and encouraged. MICHELLE DUSO, executive director, and 12 year old GEORGIA from GIRLS ON THE RUN discuss how 10 weeks, 20 lessons, can change the lives of 8-13 year old girls in RI.

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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