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Three diverse, professional women who excel in their careers are being spotlighted by the 2016-17 Women’s Success Series. Chef and entrepreneur Sherry Schie kicks off the series on Nov. 4, followed by Norma Johnson Director Marsha Freeland on Feb. 3, 2017, and Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s Director of Human Resources Mary Burley on April 7, 2017.
Each session is held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Cost to attend each session is $15 when paid in advance and $20 at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast.
With a passion for food and people, Sherry Schie and her husband, Ralph, opened SHY Cellars in 2013. In the past three years, the restaurant has won numerous awards, including Best Steaks and Best Fine Dining by The Canton Repository, and Best Chef, Fine Dining Restaurant and Runner Up for Chef Sherry’s White Velvet Desserts by The Times Reporter. An accomplished chef and entrepreneur, she has been featured in the Akron Life Magazine and on Guy Fieri’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Chef Sherry also was the grand champion at the Akron Canton Food Bank Pro Football Hall of Fame Taste of NFL in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
“This is the fifth year of programming for the Women’s Success Series,” commented Pam Patacca, public relations coordinator at Kent State Tuscarawas and one of the Women’s Success Series organizers. “Each year we select three outstanding women who will make a positive impact on our audience by sharing their own success stories. 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 sessions also include networking opportunities and a book discussion or TED Talk. The November 2016 book selection is Presence by Amy Cuddy and is available at any Tuscarawas County Public Library.
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: Berner Trucking, Inc.; Claymont Health and Rehabilitation; Dominion East Ohio; First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison; House of Stones; Lauren Manufacturing; Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; Trinity Hospital Twin City; Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce; Union Hospital; and What’s Cooking Cafe
In addition to Patacca, planning committee members include Connie Finton from Carlene Farms, Kelli Baker from the Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County, Michelle McMorrow Ramsell from the Tuscarawas County Public Library System, and Wendy Zucal from the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.
Registrations are limited to the first 100 participants. For more information or to register, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740-922-6776 or email email@example.com. Registration deadline for the November 4th session is Oct. 25. Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WomensSuccessSeries