BWN: Business Women's Network of Howard County

Board Members:

Linda Ostovitz
Offit Kurman


Jamie Dorsey
M&T Bank

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
Monique Washington-Jones
WKD Karate 4 Girls

Director of Programs
Wendy Elover
Academy Mortgage

Director of Hospitality
Nancy Lambros
Cabi Clothing & Silpada Designs

Director of Special Events
Linda Culp
Independent Marketing Consultant

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:

Tuesday, October 13th
Member Orientation
8:30 -10:00am
Fretz SubZero and Wolf Showroom
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Cost: FREE

All BWN members are welcome! Open to new members, as well as any member interested in becoming more involved in BWN. Meet members of the board, and learn how to take full advantage of your membership. We will discuss volunteer opportunities, membership levels and how to use our BWN resources to your best advantage. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP on the BWN Site by Sunday, October 11th for a head count. Water and snacks will be provided.

Online Registration Form


October 21, 2015
11:30am - 1:30pm
Linda Schenk, The Brand Builder System
"Crafting Your Sweet and Simple Marketing Message"
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
Online Registration Form


Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Evening Networking Event
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio
154 Lafayette Avenue
Unit K (back side of complex)
Laurel, Maryland 20707
$15 per person.
Please join us for our next Evening Networking Event at The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio. Marilyn will show us some of her custom clothing designs, vintage garments and her Costume Closet that rents to theaters and film productions…and are available for Halloween!! Marilyn will be offering a 10% discount on any Halloween Costume rentals arranged that evening!Enjoy getting to know fellow members and guests at this very unique event. Light fare will be served. There is ample free parking available; just remember that Marilyn’s Studio is on the back side of the complex not visible from the street.
Online Registration Form


November 10, 2015
The Vision Workshop
Fretz Showroom
9204 Berger Road, Suite H
Columbia, MD
Contribution: $30*
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





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

FAI Wealth Management - Mary Thompson

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

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery – Robin Holliday

Jolles Insurance- Lisa Jolles

JRL & Associates, LLC- Lisa Markovitz

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

PNC Bank- Joyce Rhine

Pure Barre Columbia, MD – Carmel McGuire

RE/MAX Advantage Realty – Julia Mattis

Sandy Spring Bank – Mauren Jesuorobo & Michelle Owusu

Offit Kurman – 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