NEW PHILADELPHIA — Three diverse, professional women who excel in their careers are being spotlighted by the 2017-18 Women’s Success Series.

Award-winning former news director at WJER Radio, Jennifer Clark, kicks off the series on Nov. 3, followed by Jennifer Kiko, successful field representative for Rep. Bob Gibbs, on Feb. 2, and renowned artist, Jennifer Contini, on April 6.

Each session is scheduled for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

The cost to attend each session is $15 when paid in advance or $20 at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast.

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.

The sessions also include networking opportunities and a book discussion. The November 2017 book selection is "The ONE Thing" by Gary Keller and is available at any Tuscarawas County Public Library.

"This is the seventh year of programming for the Women’s Success Series," said Wendy Zucal, director of Dennison Railroad Depot Museum 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."

This year’s first speaker, Jennifer Clark, is well-known as the former news director at WJER Radio. She has been recognized with dozens of awards from the Ohio Associated Press, as well as many individual awards for breaking news stories, series and features and best reporter.

She also spent more than 20 years freelancing for medical publications, served as editor for several local newsletters, covering Community Hospice and the Anti-Drug Coalition and she anchored and produced the DMG-TV2 Medical Minutes program on local cable access television.

Clark’s experiences allowed her to meet extraordinary people, from local heroes to world leaders, and to witness history and share it with the community.

After over 35 years in journalism, Clark recently joined the staff of Geib Funeral Home & Crematory.

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 include Claymont Health and Rehabilitation; Dominion East Ohio; First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison; Goodwill Industries; House of Stones; Lauren Manufacturing; Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; Trinity Hospital Twin City; Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce; Union Hospital; 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.

For more information or to register, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, 740-922-6776 or via email at womenssuccessseries@dennisondepot.org.

Registration deadline for the Nov. 3 session is Oct. 27. Visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/WomensSuccessSeries

Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Drive NE in New Philadelphia.