May 15 Networking Luncheon 

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Momentum: Why You Need It

and How to Keep It

Speaker: Monique Washington Jones
WKD Karate 4 Girls

In this interactive discussion, Monique will tell her story while sharing the life lessons she has learned along the way -- lessons which have taught her how to live a purpose-driven life through the power of momentum.

Monique Washington-Jones is the owner and head instructor of WKD Karate for Girls; a female-only martial arts academy located in Maryland. She is a certified karate instructor with over 30 years of experience and holds the rank of Sixth Degree Black Belt in Japanese and Korean martial arts. 

Annually, she empowers hundreds of females through karate classes, after school programs, summer camps, self defense workshops and a mentoring program for girls. She has been recognized both nationally and internationally for inspiring females. She is often asked to speak to women and girls that want to live confidently, as it is her mission to encourage others to be a better version of themselves. And most recently, she works with female entrepreneurs, sharing her lessons for success.  

Monique has a Bachelor of Science in Communication and attended graduate school for business. She is a Leadership Howard County Alumni and passionate about volunteering and giving back to her community.

Location ... Food Plenty

12250 Clarksville Pike Clarksville MD 21029

Members: Early Bird - $35 in advance, $50 after 12 noon on May 13

Non-members: $50

Introduce a friend to BWN:  Bring a guest at your member rate! Register them when you register yourself online.*

Contact Food Plenty directly (410 531 0411) if you have food allergies or special dietary needs. All entree selections are final. For more information, please contact Doris Walsh, Director of Membership.


May Donation 

Blossoms of Hope

Our mission is to enhance our quality of life through beautification projects and support for cancer and other causes. Our community blossoms as we champion hope with passion to improve the lives of those with cancer and other needs.

B lossoms of Hope and Her Mind Magazine present the 8th Annual Power of the Purse on Monday, June 10, 2019! Gently-used and vintage purses will be available for cash and carry. New and designer handbags, some of which will be filled with goodies, will be included in the Silent Auction. 

Donations requested at May meeting:

  • gently-used purses for Power of the Purse

Thank you!

2019-2020 BWN Board of Directors Slate

For Approval at annual meeting (June 19) by all current members in good standing:


President: Faith Wachter

President-Elect: Ashley Lazarewicz

Treasurer: Mary Hughes

Secretary: Kimberly Prescott


Hospitality: Carole Suser

Marketing & Communications: Katie Brandt

Membership: Doris Walsh

Programs: Diana Tran

Scholarship: Nancy Buckley

2018-2019 Networking Luncheon Calendar -- Download 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.

Follow these links to join ... 

You can contact us here by mail:

Business Women's Network of Howard County
327 Radnor Road
Baltimore MD 21212

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