November 20, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Speaker: Jeanne Allert from The Samaritan Woman

What would cause a woman to sell her lucrative company and use her savings to purchase and finance the renovation of a 23-acre abandoned estate in Baltimore City to establish the first residential care program for human trafficking survivors in the DC-MD-VA area? Come hear Jeanne Allert tell the story of how her life was changed forever by a victim of human trafficking, and how she has spent the last 12 years caring for survivors.

In 2007 Jeanne founded and currently directs The Samaritan Women, a national faith-based organization providing restorative care to survivors of domestic sex trafficking. In 2018 The Samaritan Women announced the formation of the Institute for Shelter Care, which serves as a research, training and equipping entity to help establish new shelter programs, stabilize and improve current programs, and facilitate qualified research to advance national standards of care and best practices. In 2018 she was awarded a Silver Stevie Award for the “Most Innovative Woman in Nonprofits.”


Turf Valley Resort

The Terrace Room

2700 Turf Valley RoadEllicott CityMaryland 21042

*** Entrance to the Terrance Room is to the left of the main entrance to the hotel. It is covered with a green awning. ***

Members: Early Bird - $35 by noon FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, $50 thereafter.

Non-members: $50

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

Contact Turf Valley Resort directly (410 465 1500) if you have food allergies or special dietary needs. For more information, please contact Doris Walsh, Director of Membership.


IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE:  If you would like to register a guest after you have registered, please follow these instructions.

November Donation 

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.

BWN's November non-profit is Arc of Howard County. Their mission is to achieve full community life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities - one person at a time. Full community life means supporting people to have choice and control over all aspects of their lives including where they work, live, and spend their time. Engaging and participating in community life has a positive impact on people with disabilities and their community. Arc of Howard County helps people to see that people with disabilities are valuable members of their communities.

For support, they have requested:

- New Kitchen Towels

- Cleaning Products

- New Bath Towels 


Drop in for open networking and/or just plain fun!

November 13


Tous les Jours

9380 Baltimore National Pike #111

Ellicott City

Registration is not required. We hope to see you there!


(Third Wednesdays of the month)

**2019-2020 BWN Networking Luncheon Dates**

 September 18, 2019  March 18, 2020
 October 16, 2019  April 15, 2020 
 November 20, 2019*NEW  May 20, 2020
 December 18, 2019*NEW  June 17, 2020
 January 15, 2020  July 15, 2020
 February 19, 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

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Kim Musser, Agent

State Farm Insurance


Bra-La-La, LLC – Mary Jordan

Dresner Group - Melissa Steiner

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

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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