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.

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all. " -- Emily Dickinson

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you can't see the shadows." -- Helen Keller

"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." -- Victor Hugo

"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine." -- Alan Turing, Imitation Game

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, patience, and passion to change the world." -- Harriet Tubman


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

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Calendar of Events - April 2017
"This Month's Lineup "

Sunday Mornings

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

April 2nd

How do Rhode Island companies find well-trained employees? URI's Business Engagement Center (BEC) is the front door for connecting business with students for internships, careers, or research. KATHARINE HAZARD FLYNN is the executive director and discusses the growing opportunities and jobs in manufacturing, engineering, computer science, digital media and design.

April 9th
30% of small businesses 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.

April 16th

HEATHER ABBOT of Newport discusses her Recovery Foundation and how helping others has empowered her years after surviving the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 23rd

Newport boasts being Rhode Island's "first knowledge district". Aquidneck Island is home to the Defense Industry - which contributes $3.7 billion dollars to our state's economy. MOLLY DONAHUE MAGEE, executive director of SENEDIA, Southeastern New England Defense Industry explains how this sector provides 33,000 jobs in the state and why it's important to protect future job growth.

April 30th

LT. COLONEL KAREN PINCH is the 2nd highest ranking woman in the Rhode Island State Police. She's a 21 year veteran serving as Commanding Officer of Department of Public Safety. She discusses her career and success in working in a male dominated culture.

Deb Ruggiero

Deb Ruggiero
Host of Amazing Women

Deb Ruggiero is a businesswoman, broadcaster, and community leader.

Deb is president of DR Communications Group, a marketing and advertising firm that helps small business and non-profits with branding and marketing communications.

In 2004, she created the award-winning radio show, AMAZING WOMEN to celebrate the work of women in Rhode Island who make a difference whether in business, healthcare, politics, or the arts. The radio show has won the Metcalf Award for Diversity and the Associated Press Award for "Best Public Affairs Show".

Deb is a graduate of Boston College, founding member of the Women's Fund of RI, and past president of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island. She was a member of the adjunct faculty at Emerson College and Providence College teaching Broadcast Advertising and Marketing Research.

She is also a State Representative, District 74-Jamestown/Middletown. She is a Deputy Majority Leader, serves on House Finance and chairs House Finance Committee on Environment/Transportation.

As chair of the Small Business Renewable Energy Task Force, she sponsored the Renewable Energy Jobs Growth Program creating jobs and tax revenues in Rhode Island. She also chaired The Behavioral Health & Firearms Safety Task Force balancing mental health issues with gun ownership and public safety.

Deb lives in Jamestown; she's an avid golfer, enjoys oil painting, and loves to cook! You can email her about a current show or a possible guest on AMAZING WOMEN at


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