March 20 Networking Luncheon 

The Changing Face of Retail

Speaker: Barbara Nicklas,
Senior General Manager, The Mall in Columbia Retail

Presentation and discussion on the Retail and Shopping Center Industries – how they are changing and what some of the current trends are. Barbara will also talk about The Mall in Columbia specifically – the new ownership and what they’re up to.

Barbara Nicklas, Senior General Manager for The Mall in Columbia, is responsible for all aspects of the management and operations of the Mall. Prior to joining The Mall in Columbia, Nicklas was the Executive Director of the Downtown Columbia Partnership.

Nicklas also worked for six years as the Vice President of Marketing for the Maryland Master Planned Communities division of General Growth Properties, focusing heavily on the redevelopment efforts of Downtown Columbia. She's been with General Growth Properties since 1995 when she started as President of Center Advertising Agency, General Growth's in-house agency for over 100 malls. 

Location ... Food Plenty

12250 Clarksville Pike Clarksville MD 21029

Contact Food Plenty directly (410 531 0411) if you have food allergies or special dietary needs. 

For more information, please contact Doris Walsh, Director of Membership.

Members: Early Bird - $35 in advance, $50 up until the day of the meeting

Non-members: $50

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

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March Donation 

Zaching Against Cancer Foundation

The Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF) improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers by providing support through direct patient services and programs, scholarships and grants. 

The Little Things Program provides funds for services for cancer patients and their caregivers. This program differs from those offered by many other organizations in that ZACF offers support to people of ALL ages affected by ALL types of cancer.

To raise money for scholarships, internships, cancer research funding, and patient support, ZACF holds events throughout the year.  

At our March meeting, we will be collecting the following items to be used in beautifully created auction baskets for ZACF’s upcoming spring events:

  • bottles of wine
  • costume jewelry
  • scarves

Thank you!


Join us at Ranazul for a fun spring fashion show showcasing this season's swimwear, lounge wear, lingerie & more!

All proceeds benefit the Business Women's Network of Howard County Scholarship Foundation.

Price of ticket will also include a $20 voucher to spend at Bra-la-la!

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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.

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You can contact us here by mail:

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

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