BWN: Business Women's Network of Howard County

Board Members:

Karen Pitsley
Transforming Architecture

Angie Goodwin-Johnson
Mary Kay

Jamie Dorsey
M&T Bank

Marybeth Stacharowski
M&T Bank

Past President
Linda Ostovitz
Offit Kurman

Director of Membership
Doris Walsh
Gerald Walsh, CPA, LLC

Director of Communications
Laura Kittleman
The Kittleman Group

Director of Marketing
Monique Washington-Jones
WKD Karate 4 Girls

Director of Programs
Wendy Elover
Academy Mortgage Corp.

Director of Hospitality
Claire Ramirez

Director of Special Events
Deveron Mathews
5 Star Staging

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:

October 13, 2016
Evening Networking Event
Horse Spirit Art Gallery Networking Event (Robin Holliday)
Offit/Kurman Attorney at Law
8171 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 200
Maple Lawn, MD 20759
Proceeds from this event will benefit Robin Holliday rebuilding fund.
Cost: $15/person
Online Registration Form


October 19, 2016
Monthly Networking Event
Martiel Traczyk Beatty, The Artcademy
"Video Marketing Made Easy"
Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Learn how to use video to market your business. We’ll discuss: What is video marketing? Why do you need it? What do you need to get started? What is the financial investment? (Eeek! I know you are wondering!) How to use video to turn cold leads into paying customers? Bring your questions and get ready to learn how to take charge with video marketing.

Martiel Traczyk Beatty is the Founder and Chief MultiPotentialite of The Artcademy. Martiel is a leader in creative education. She began her company in early 2013 with the goal in mind to give students an outlet to pursue their creative passions in a safe, encouraging and fun environment that encourages exploration, discovery, trial, error, curiosity, fun and fearlessness.

Online Registration Form


November 9, 2016
Breakfast Networking Event
Morning Networking Event, sponsored by BWN Special Events
7:30am- 9:30am
la Madeline Cafe
Columbia Crossing
6211 Columbia Crossing Circle
Columbia, MD 21045
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

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?

Follow these links for Member Showcase

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





Bra-La-La, LLC – Mary Jordan

FAI Wealth Management - Mary Thompson

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Inc. - Sherri Collins-Witzke

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery – Robin Holliday

Informatics Advantage - Ash Davison, MD

Jolles Insurance- Lisa Jolles

Kennedy Krieger Institute - Leslie Marsiglia

The Kittleman Group, Keller Williams Select Realtors – Laura Kittleman

LB Hand Therapy - Laura McCarthy

Made Easy Concierge & Organizing - Claire Ramirez

Mary Kay - Angie Goodwin Johnson

Pinot's Palette - Lisa Noss

Pure Barre Columbia, MD – Carmel McGuire

RE/MAX Advantage Realty – Julia Mattis

Offit Kurman – Linda Ostovitz

The Columbia Bank – Sarah McMahon

The Vertical Connection Carpet One – Stephanie Bunting


Sharon Stewart - Embroidereez