Business Women's Network:
A community where business women grow together.

Our Mission

The Business Women's Network of Howard County promotes and supports professional women in their careers as executives, business owners and leaders. We provide a vibrant network of women who have a significant impact on the business environment in Howard County.

Our Values

  • Contributing to Each Other’s Success
  • Developing a Leadership Mindset
  • Building Enduring Friendships

We host monthly luncheons at the Turf Valley Resort every third Wednesday each month.  

**ROOM CHANGE for February** The Wedgewood Room
2700 Turf Valley RoadEllicott CityMaryland 21042

*** Entrance to the Wedgewood Room is through the Ballroom Entrance doors at the car portico.**


We also host regular coffee meet-ups and Happy Hours around Howard County. To attend an upcoming event - click HERE for our event calendar & registration.


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 -- every month.

This month, we are donating to Zaching Against Cancer, who offers a wide range of programs and support for cancer patients, caregivers, family members and others affected by the disease.  ZACF provides the Little Things Program which offers services and support for patients and caregivers, scholarships and internships for kids who are either fighting cancer or who have been impacted by a family member with cancer, research funding to help find a cure for this disease. Their mission is to be a constant provider of strength, courage, determination and hope. ZACF was founded by Zach Lederer and his parents, John and Christine Lederer.

Please bring donations of the following items to our March 18 luncheon:

1. Bottles of wine for raffle baskets
2. Small items (new only) for children's goodie bags; such as: kids' costume jewelry, small crayon packs, stickers, temporary tattoos, small plastic animals/dinosaurs, Matchbox cars, tiaras, flip flops in assorted sizes for after pedicures, super balls, number puzzles, small word search books, coloring books


BWN thanks you for understanding the complexities of hosting events of the magnitude to which we have grown. This also applies to inclement weather. Here are a few points you should know: 

  1. BWN will endeavor to have our event regardless of the weather.
  2. We will no longer follow Howard County Public School System’s delays and closures.
  3. In the very unlikely event that Turf Valley Resort cancels our luncheon, we will notify you by email, social media, and on the website, as soon as we receive notice of cancellation.  
  4. Safety first. Please use your best judgment to determine if the roads are safe for you to travel. When in doubt, sit it out.
  5. As with all of our luncheons, the event will not be rescheduled and there will be no refunds. (In the very unlikely event the lunch is cancelled, the funds already collected will be donated to the BWN Scholarship Foundation.)


(Third Wednesdays of the month)

**2020 BWN Networking Luncheon Dates**

March 18, 2020

April  15, 2020

May 20, 2020

June  17, 2020

July 15, 2020

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 ... 

Print application

Online application

You can contact us here by mail:

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

Connect With Us

Upcoming events



Kim Musser, Agent

State Farm Insurance


Bra-La-La, LLC – Mary Jordan

Dresner Group - Melissa Steiner

FAI Wealth Management - 

Figure Savers - Judy DeLibera

Girls on the Run - Jessamine Duvall

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

Healthy Skin Help - Kate Costa

Hypnosis Columbia - Racquel Knight

Indellibelle - Ashley and Heather Goldston

Jolles Insurance- Lisa Jolles

Long & Foster Real Estate - Robin Wilson

The Kittleman Group, Keller Williams Integrity – Laura Kittleman

The THRIVE Center for Emerging Young Adults - Joanna Hokama

Made Easy Events & Promotions, LLC - Claire Ramirez-Schene, Debra Hammert

Natural Health Improvement Center of Columbia - Dr. Lisa Gordon

Rebecca Bitzer & Associates – Rebecca Bitzer

ReFrame Financial Planning – Mary Thompson

RE/MAX Columbia - Julia Mattis

SAS Promotions - Beth Speert

Tech Treats - Maria Hester

Together Couples Counseling - Risa Ganel

Transforming Architecture - Karen Pitsley

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