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Women's Success Series

Posted Jan. 18, 2013

Real estate broker Kathy Pietro will be the featured speaker for the second Women's Success Series event being held Feb. 1 from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia.

Pietro is the broker and owner of Experts Realty, a successful real estate company. She has been one of Tuscarawas County's top listing and selling agents for more than 25 years. Pietro and her husband, Bob Martinelli also develop and build residential and commercial real estate.

The Women's Success Series is designed to bring together women of all ages who seek better lives, professionally and personally. The series is intended to be a catalyst for women to think differently about success, a catalyst to think differently about themselves and a catalyst to think differently about how they live, work and play in Tuscarawas County.

The series began November 2012, with Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos as the featured speaker. Seventy-five women attended the inaugural event. The series entails two remaining breakfast sessions - February 1 and April 5. During each session, participants will hear from a dynamic woman who has enjoyed a measure of success right here in Tuscarawas County. Each session will have a book selection that the audience will read and partake in a discussion designed to move each participant to the next level in life.

The series premier sponsors are the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Kent State University at Tuscarawas in collaboration with Dominion East Ohio, First Federal Community Bank and Tuscarawas County Public Library System.

Planning committee members include Michelle McMorrow Ramsell, director of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System; Sally O'Donnell, senior vice president, First Federal Community Bank; Pam Patacca, public relations coordinator, Kent State Tuscarawas; Tracey Stevens, external affairs manager, Dominion East Ohio; and Wendy Zucal, director, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.

Cost to attend each session is only $10 to enable women from all walks of life to attend. Books associated with each session are available at any Tuscarawas County Public Library for check out, or can be purchased at the Dennison Depot. The price of the books will vary but will include a discount off the standard price, when possible. The February book selection is How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsh, and the April book is Be the Miracle by Regina Brett.

For more information or to register, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740-922-6776 or email The deadline to register for the Feb. 1 session featuring Kathy Pietro is Jan. 25.

The third Women's Success Series, scheduled for April 5, features Dr. Brenda S. Prince, who is a board certified emergency physician at the Union Hospital Emergency Department and is the medical director for the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured. Participants have until March 29 to register for this session. 

Other organizations contributing to the Women's Success Series are Union Hospital, First National Bank of Dennison, Black McCuskey Deeds & Bauer and Carol Goff Associates Real Estate.


Media Contact:
am Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Jan. 18, 2013