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

Join us for our next monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, September 20
from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM at our NEW LOCATION!

Eggspectation (6010 University Boulevard, Ellicott City MD 21043).

All future luncheon meetings will be in this new location.



Mike Shelah will be our featured speaker on September 20. In 2011, Mike began sharing his expertise with audiences across Maryland. In 2015, he founded Mike Shelah Consulting to work directly with sales professionals and business leaders. When Mike is not busy blogging, coaching, or selling, he is a passionate advocate and volunteer in the community he calls home: Westminster, Maryland.

 "Bake The Cake" or "Sales For Non-Sales People"

This presentation is designed to help all business professionals increase their sales skills. You will learn real tactics to apply immediately, to schedule more meetings and properly move them through your sales process, while aligning it with the customer's buying and decision processes. (Yes, you read that correctly; three processes to master. You get it all here.)

REGISTER by September 18 to take advantage of the Early Bird discounted rate. 

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

Introduce a friend to BWN: bring a guest at your member rate!

Click here to Register.

REGISTER by September 18 to take advantage of the Early Bird discounted rate - and please bring a donation (see below)!

September 20th, 11:30am – 1:30pm
6010 University Boulevard, Ellicott City MD 21043


*** Please bring a donation to the September meeting! ***

One of the unique features of BWN is that we are ACTIVE supporters of our Howard County community. Not only do our members support each other as women in the business world, but we also harness the collective power of our membership to support the vital service work of various local organizations.

This month help us support Bra-la-la's Annual Pink Night and Bra Stretch. Pink Night, their signature event was created to spread breast cancer awareness and to benefit organizations like The Red Devils and The Breast Center of Howard County Hospital. Pink Night is Friday, October 6th. Both Bra-la-la and the Pink Night event are located at 8180 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Fulton MD 20759.

During our September 20 meeting, we will be collecting new and gently used bras for the Bra Stretch, which will then be donated to Success In Style. Please bring out your bras!

Click on the images below to see the full size calendars for the coming year!

BWN 2017-2018 calendar     BWN 2017-2018 calendar

Here are some photos from our inspirational May Lunch Meeting!

Our scholarship award winner
shared how education was key
to achieving her dream
of saving the world
one patient at a time!


BWN is proud to support women in the community in helping to further their education and feel confident in seeking growth opportunities. Whether it is business ownership, career development or community service, education is the foundation.

Dr. Cynthia Campbell of Gold Apple Services spoke about Why Education Matters for Adults. Emma Ostendorp of the Howard County Library System shared information about the Project Literacy Program, and Maureen Marshall of Howard Community College shared information about the Career Links Program.





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.


Would you like to showcase your products & services and be a vendor at one of BWN's meetings?

Follow these links for more information


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)

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