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

March Lunch Meeting - Mini Mastermind Groups!

In a Forbes article titled “7 Reasons To Join A Mastermind Group,” the author outlines seven compelling reasons to engage in a mastermind group. From being part of an exclusive group to extending your network, a mastermind group is a great way to grow your business. 

BWN’s next networking lunch, scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, will feature “Mini Mastermind Groups.” This is an excellent opportunity to connect with your peers and share ideas. Whether you’ve been in a mastermind group before, are currently in a group or you’re new to this concept, you won’t want to miss this meeting. 

 We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday, March 22, 11:30am – 1:30pm at Turf Valley. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and donations for our non-profit partner this month, Grassroots. 

March 22, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort – Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Members:  Early registration - $35 in advance, $50 day of meeting
Non-members:  $50 in advance and day of meeting 

 Click here to register for the March meeting! 

We will be collecting items to support Grassroots.  Here are some of the items they need:

Hypo-allergenic baby wipes (for newborn)
• Clorox or Lysol Wipes
• Diapers (All Sizes)
• Body Wash (Full Size)
• Deodorant for men and women




Gina RamseyGuest Speaker:
Gina Ramsey, Adventure Web Interactive
Branding 101- Does Your Brand Tell Your Story?”

Branding isn't simply coming up with a logo and a tag line. The overall goal with branding is to differentiate yourself and your business in the market so you can attain your objectives. The process includes defining your brand and brand attributes, positioning your brand in a different way than your competitors and then managing all aspects of your personal brand.

Gina Ramsey is the Vice President of Digital Media at Adventure Web Interactive. She has been involved in advertising sales and marketing since 1997. Gina will share her insight on branding and how technology can support branding efforts in your business.

April 19, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort – Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Members: Early Bird - $35 in advance, $50 day of meeting; Non-members $50



Mark your calendars!  
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Lunch meeting schedule














We had an impressive panel for the January 18, 2017 lunch meeting!

Click here to see the event photos!

Topic "How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Grow your Business!" 
Panel:  Linda Ostovtiz, Principal Attorney, Offit Kurman;  Lisa Shuster, Founder and President, Work More Human;  Nicki Sanders, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Packaged for Success

The meeting on December 14 was powerful! The  theme was "The Impact of Giving."

December 14, 2016 lunch meeting

We celebrated the impact of giving time, money & energy to our BWN community! We heard success stories from past recipients of our scholarship program.  We had over 20 baskets to raffle off with benefits to this year's scholarship winners. 

We ended the year with some powerful networking, relationship building and giving!  SEE THE PHOTOS HERE!






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

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?

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