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:

Join us for another great Power Hour!
Gain leadership skills, connect with Howard County leaders, cultivate opportunities for leadership roles within BWN, and learn from influential leaders who have affected change!

Speaker: Dick Story
Senior Vice President, Director of Community Relations and Government Affairs, and Senior Business Development LiaisonHoward Bank, Ellicott City

Dick has had an almost 50-year career in economic development and radio, and has been active on several boards, advisory committees and commissions, throughout Howard County and the Baltimore/Washington area.

Dick will give us pointers on leadership and how to be a networking expert!

January 8, 2015
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046

Bring your lunch, and we will provide beverage and dessert!
$15 per person
Online Registration Form


January 21, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speaker: Jodi Hume, CEO, In the Business of Life
Topic: Time Strategy Essentials for Business & Life
We face a tsunami of choices and opportunities every single day. If some daysit feels like you're swimming upstream and traditional "time management"techniques have failed, you are not alone. Jodi will cover emerging trends of essential skills, which entrepreneurs need to have the life and business they desire. With degrees from Loyola, Johns Hopkins, and The Coaches Training Institute, Jodi works with Fortune 150 companies, non-profits and everything in between. Whether leading a strategic planning session, a corporate retreat, or working one-on-one with an entrepreneur or senior executive, Jodi guides leaders and their teams through the important conversations that shape lives and businesses.
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





Aesthetic Dentistry of Howard County LLC - Paulomi R. Desai

Alliance InfoSystems, LLC- Sara Krist

BusinessSuites Gateway- Paula Copperthite & Renee DuBey

Capital Bank- Fawn Bennett

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

Jolles Insurance- Lisa Jolles

JRL & Associates, LLC- Lisa Markovitz

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

PNC Bank- Joyce Rhine

ReMax Professionals - Julia Mattis

RHM Partners, LLC - Stanette Robinson

The Little Things for Cancer- Wendy Letow & Carol Flock

Together Couples Counseling - Risa Ganel

The Vertical Connection/ Carpet One - Stephanie Bunting


Sharon Stewart - Embroidereez