BWN: Business Women's Network of Howard County

Board Members:

Renee Gerber
CruiseOne-Gerber & Associates

Linda Ostovitz
Silverstein & Ostovitz, LLC

Kathy Miller
Apple Insurance

Jamie Deering
M&T Bank

Past President
Angie Goodwin Johnson
Mary Kay

Director of New Membership
Lisa Jolles
Jolles Insurance

Director of Membership Retention
Laura Kittleman
The Kittleman Group
Keller Williams Realty

Director of Communications
Lisa Carmichael
Baltimore Business Journal

Director of Marketing
Christy Edwards
Aurora Fitness

Director of Programs
Kelley Dubois
Dubois Design

Director of Hospitality
Joyce Rhine
PNC Bank

Director of Scholarships
Stanette Robinson
RHM Partners, LLC

Contact Us:
BWN of Howard County
P.O. Box 2575
Columbia, MD 21045-2575
(410) 740-0126


Welcome to the Business Women's Network of Howard County!

Upcoming Events:

April 16, 2014
Workshop Meeting

11 am - 2pm
Homewood Suites
8320 Benson Drive,
Columbia, MD 21045
$50 members or nonmembers

Three Presentations – Each attendee will choose 2 workshops, each workshop is approximately 40 minutes with a lunch in the middle.

  1. "Organizing your Marketing and Sales Efforts on Linkedin and Social Media - Maximize Your Results." - Colleen McKenna, Principal, Intero Advisory
    Social Media has become one of the most powerful tools for brand awareness and client development. Learn how to get the most out of these tools  - share tips and techniques to achieve your personal and professional goals.
  2. Organizing Your Space – Looking Beyond the Surface - Claire Ramirez, Founder and CEO, Made Easy and Concierge and Organizing, LLC
    Organizing your space is more than surface. Learn how to allow space in your life for a more productive, time saving, economical change that will give you the much deserved and desired..."ME Time"
  3. Organizing Your Financial Business - Challenges and Opportunities to Consider - PNC Bank

Online Registration Form


April 22, 2014
Evening Networking Event
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fretz Kitchen
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Cost: $15/person

Join us for an evening of networking, appetizers and wine while getting to mingle with other business professionals! Bring a friend for free!

Online Registration Form


May 21, 2014
Woman of Distinction Event

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Turf Valley, Wedgewood Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
Cost: $50
This award recognizes an individual female executive, professional or entrepreneur who has achieved accomplishments of significance over her entire career.
Online Registration Form
Learn how to nominate or sponsor this event.

BWN began in 1979 as 'The Women's Network' with the goal of providing an informal networking setting for women. In 1992, the group refocused to provide a more formal networking organization and incorporated in November of that year.

A volunteer board of directors runs BWN, which has nearly 200 members representing large and small businesses, non-profits, government and private organizations. Although most members live or work in Howard County, individuals from all over the Baltimore/ Washington Corridor area attend monthly meetings.

See our Spotlight on Non-Profit
In the Spotlight for 2013-2014: National Family Resiliency Center, Inc.

New benefits for BWN Members:

Member to Member Discounts and Speakers/Writers Bureau

Editorial calendar & deadlines to include something in BWN's monthly newsletter (login to Members Only area and click on the link there to see deadlines)

Would you like to showcase your products & services and be a vendor at one of BWN's meetings? Download Vendor Application Here!

You can contact us here by mail:
Business Women's Network of Howard County
P.O. Box 2575
Columbia, MD
Phone:(410) 740-0126





Aesthetic Dentistry of Howard County LLC - Paulomi R. Desai

Corporate Insurance Systems - Mary Hesse

CruiseOne – Gerber & Associates- Renee Gerber & Lisa Noss

The Decorating Therapist - Carol Weil

FAI Wealth Management - Lyn Dippel & Mary Thompson

Finding Your Voice - Lisa Stearns

Homewood Suites

Jolles Insurance-
Lisa Jolles

Keller Williams-Kittleman Group - Laura Kittleman

Made Easy Concierge & Organizing - Claire Ramirez

Mary Kay - Angie Goodwin Johnson

Medical Skin Therapeutics - Paulina Collins

National Family Resiliency Center - Risa Garon & Kathy Helt

ReMax Professionals - Julia Mattis

RHM Partners, LLC - Stanette Robinson

ScrapMyPix - Rachel Jenkins

Together Couples Counseling - Risa Ganel

The Vertical Connection/ Carpet One - Stephanie Bunting

Your Travel Concierges - Diana Reuling & Carol Koolhof


Sharon Stewart - Embroidereez