Women’s Success Series Features Dr. Chinyere Orafu

Dr. Chinyere Orafu is the featured speaker for the final installment of the 2018-2019 Women’s Success Series on Friday, April 5. The event is held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Cost to attend is $15 when paid in advance and $20 if paid at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast.  


Serving patients through her medical practices for over 16 years, Dr. Orafu is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist. She is also certified in advanced laser skin care and advanced liposuction and body contouring. To her patients, Dr. Orafu is a trusted confidant who helps them make informed decisions so they can see cosmetic and medical changes they never thought possible.


Dr. Orafu serves as the chairperson of the Department of OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and 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 New Pointe Community Church and enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.


This session also includes networking opportunities and a discussion, featuring the TED Talk “5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins.


The Women’s Success Series is designed to inspire women of all ages and all walks of life to succeed personally and professionally. Each year, the leadership series features three dynamic women who have enjoyed a measure of success in Tuscarawas County. The 2018-19 Women’s Success Series previously featured Carla Birney, superintendent of Dover City Schools, in November and Tracy Stevens, external affairs manager for Dominion Energy and Kent State University at Tuscarawas adjunct faculty, in February.


“Each year, we choose three dynamic women to share their own success stories and provide inspiration and a positive impact on our audience,” said Wendy Zucal, director of Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and one of the Women’s Success Series founding members. “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.


Registrations are limited to the first 100 participants. To register and purchase tickets, go to



Registration deadline for the April 5th session is March 29. For more information, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740.922.6776 or email womenssuccessseries@dennisondepot.org. Visit the Facebook page at 



POSTED: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:12am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:22am