Rainbow Connection Executive Director Carmel Haueter will give a breakfast talk Nov. 15th to kick off the 2019-2020 edition of the Women's Success Series.

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Women's Success Series is starting back up with some words of wisdom from the executive director whose vision has transformed the Rainbow Connection. 

Carmel Haueter will be the featured speaker for the November 15th kickoff of the series that's designed to inspire area women to succeed personally and professionally. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance for the event that includes a book discussion, networking opportunities, and continental breakfast. For more information or to register, call 740-922-6776 or visit the Women's Success Series Facebook page

About the speaker

Carmel Haueter attended Bergen Community College, where she studied to be a dental hygienist. In 1975, life adventures brought her to Tuscarawas County, where she worked at Anderson Medical as a Medicare part B biller. Her skillset and dynamic personality caught the attention of the company president, who recommended her to fill the executive director position at a nonprofit agency. 

Serving in this capacity for over 21 years, Carmel became the name and face of Rainbow Connection. Her passion to advocate for children and families is what motivates her to create change while engaging the community to assist those who are served by the organization. Through Carmel’s positive energy and commitment to families, the annual Rainbow Connection Telethon has become part of the county’s culture during the month of March. The success of the telethon is due in part to her leadership, dedication and support. Carmel enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, and their family that includes two daughters, two sons and four granddaughters.

About the Women's Success Series

The Women’s Success Series is designed to inspire women of all ages to succeed personally and professionally. Each year, the leadership series features three dynamic women who have enjoyed a measure of success in Tuscarawas County. 

“Each year we select three outstanding women who will make a positive impact on our audience by sharing their own success stories,” said Wendy Zucal, director of Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and one of the Women’s Success Series organizers. “In doing so, they inspire our audience to move forward in their own lives and careers. Our audience is comprised of women of all ages and from all walks of life, which creates an interesting mix and leads to dynamic and thoughtful discussions. The women encourage each other. And everyone learns something new during the program.”

The Women’s Success Series is sponsored by Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Kent State Tuscarawas in collaboration with Carlene Farms, Tuscarawas County Public Library System and the Tuscarawas Economic Development Corporation. Other organizations contributing to the Women’s Success Series are Claymont Health and Rehabilitation; Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital; Dominion East Ohio; First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison; Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; Rodriguez’s House of Stones; Trinity Hospital Twin City; Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce; and What’s Cooking Café.

In addition to Zucal, planning committee members include Adria Bergeron from Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Debbie Ellwood from Kent State Tuscarawas, Connie Finton from Carlene Farms, and Michelle McMorrow Ramsell from the Tuscarawas County Public Library System.