BWN: Business Women's Network of Howard County

Board Members:

Linda Ostovitz
Silverstein & Ostovitz, LLC


Kathy Miller
Apple Insurance

Marybeth Stacharowski
M&T Bank

Past President
Renee Gerber
CruiseOne-Gerber & Associates

Director of Membership
Lisa Jolles
Jolles Insurance

Director of Communications
Sarah McMahon
The Columbia Bank

Director of Marketing
Christy Edwards
Aurora Fitness

Director of Programs
Wendy Elover
Academy Mortgage

Director of Hospitality
Flora Betro
Target Marketing Group

Director of Leadership Development
Joyce Rhine
PNC Bank

Director of Scholarships
Renee Gerber
CruiseOne-Gerber & Associates

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:

Thursday, June 4, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Keller Williams Realty Centre
6250 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 140
Columbia, MD 21045

Please join us for a fun networking event at the beautiful new office space of Lois Leahy and Keller Williams Realty Centre! Enjoy getting to know fellow members one-to-one. Deepen your relationships and receive more referrals! Light fare and wine will be served. A wine tasting expert will be there to share some of his favorite wines.

Please register here.
$15 by June 1, $20 after June 1 and at the door.


Monday, June 8, 2015
Mark your calendars now for this year's Power of the Purse event!
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Find out more here


June 17, 2015
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Our June meeting will feature: Mark Luterman
CEO, Small Business Secret Weapon Companies
Topic: 20 Commandments to Unlimited Prosperity
Mark is devoted to helping small business owners around the country prosper and achieve their desired goals. He is a speaker, author, motivator, teacher and coach. He steadfastly believes that anyone, with the right techniques and mindset, can create unlimited success. Mark has been hailed as the true "Small Business Secret Weapon" by business owners, partners, and associations around the country.
Online Registration Form

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 2014-2015: The Little Things for Cancer

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 Member Showcase 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





Alliance InfoSystems, LLC- Sara Krist

Berman Goldman & Ribakow LLP - Linda Culp

Bra-La-La, LLC – Mary Jordan
Capital Bank- Fawn Bennett

CruiseOne – Gerber & Associates- Renee Gerber & Lisa Noss

DellaBlooms and Gifts, LLC – Dana O’Sullivan

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery – Robin Holliday

Jolles Insurance- Lisa Jolles

JRL & Associates, LLC- Lisa Markovitz

The Kittleman Group, Keller Williams Select Realtors – Laura Kittleman

Made Easy Concierge & Organizing - Claire Ramirez

PNC Bank- Joyce Rhine

Pure Barre Columbia, MD – Carmel McGuire

RE/MAX Advantage Realty – Julia Mattis

Sandy Spring Bank – Mauren Jesuorobo & Michelle Owusu

Silverstein & Ostovitz, LLC – Linda Ostovitz

State Farm – Kim Musser

The Columbia Bank – Sarah McMahon

The Little Things for Cancer- Wendy Letow & Carol Flock

The Vertical Connection Carpet One – Stephanie Bunting

Together Couples Counseling - Risa Ganel


Sharon Stewart - Embroidereez