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 - June 2018
"This Month's Lineup "

Sunday Mornings

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

May 27th

ROSE WEAVER is a singer, songwriter and actress who performed with Viola Davis at Trinity Rep. This Rhode Island treasure starred across Jodi Foster in The Accused, and performed in a one-woman show, Menopause Mama. She talks about the loss of her son, her mother, her husband and how singing helps her to heal and move forward.

June 3rd

The new manufacturing in Rhode Island is in defense, marine technology and cybersecurity. MOLLY DONOHUE MAGEE, executive director of Southeaster New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) discusses the economic impact and the workforce opportunities for women in science and engineering.

June 10th

GABRIELA DOMENZAIN, is the director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University and a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues. She discusses DACA and the story of Lillian Calderon, the mother of two who came to this country at the age of 3 and was taken by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).

June 17th

COLONEL ANN ASSUMPICO is the 13th Superintendent and the first woman to lead Rhode Island State Police in 92 years. She's a native Rhode Islander who talks about her 40 year career in law enforcement. This includes twenty-four years with the State Police, seven years with Coventry police as a SWAT Team member, and as the Director of Training for the State Police Academy.

June 24th

Down Syndrome affects over 400,000 people in this country. TERESA MURRAY talks about living with DOWN SYNDROME while she writes her poetry and music. Her advice on life: "lean into it and if you need help, ask for it." SHERYL GOMES, a social worker and mentor, shares how Teresa's perseverance and friendship is an inspiration to so many.

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 debruggiero@amazingwomenri.com.


 

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