New Philadelphia, Ohio - Dr. Chinyere Orafu will be sharing her success story as the featured speaker for the final installment of the 2018-2019 Women's Success Series.

Dr. Orafu will speak on April 5th, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The cost to attend is $15 in advance or $20 at the door and includes a continental breakfast.  The session will also include networking opportunities and a discussion featuring the TED Talk “5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants and is available through a link on the Women's Success Series Facebook Page. The deadline to pre-register is March 29th.

Dr. Orafu is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has been serving patients through her medical practices for over 16 years. She is also certified in advanced laser skin care and advanced liposuction and body contouring. Dr. Orafu serves as the chairperson of the Department of OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and is a member of Aultman Hospital’s OB/GYN department. She is also an active community member, volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter and more. She is a member of NewPointe Community Church and enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

Each year, the leadership series features women who have enjoyed a measure of success in Tuscarawas County. The 2018-19 series previously featured Carla Birney, superintendent of Dover City Schools, and Tracy Stevens, external affairs manager for Dominion Energy and Kent State University at Tuscarawas adjunct faculty.

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum Director Wendy Zucal is one of the organizers of the series. She says their goal is to inspire area women to succeed professionally and personally.

“Each year, we choose three dynamic women to share their own success stories and provide inspiration and a positive impact on our audience,” she says. “In doing so, they inspire our audience to move forward in their own lives and careers. Our audience is an interesting mix of women of all ages and from all walks of life, which results in motivating and thoughtful discussions. Everyone encourages each other and 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 Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County.

Other organizations contributing to the Women’s Success Series are: Claymont Health and Rehabilitation; Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital; Dominion Energy; First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison; Goodwill Industries; Rodriguez’s House of Stones; Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; 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.

For more information, visit the Women's Success Series Facebook page or contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum by calling 740-922-6776 or emailing 

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