Upcoming events

    • April 27, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westwood Unique, 13554 Triadelphia Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
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    Scholarship with a Twist!

    Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6-9 PM
    Westwood Unique
    13554 Triadelphia Road | Ellicott City MD 21042

    The BWN Scholarship Foundation invites you to attend a unique evening of networking, shopping, and giving to benefit the BWN Scholarship Fund.

    This fun night will include:

    • bartending lesson -- with the unveiling of our signature BWN drink!
    • cocktail & hors d'oeuvres pairing instruction from a local chef
    • extreme makeover for 2 special guests; plus tips on the latest trends in hair, makeup, and fashion --DEADLINE EXTENDED: enter to win* by 4/8!
    ALSO: Enter to win one of several Mystery Treasure Chests filled with awesome prizes! 
    • $20/ticket
    • Restaurants, massages, special BWN package, and more. Minimum value: $50
    • Grand Prize: weekend in Ocean City, MD--courtesy of BWN member Ashley Lazarewicz
    • 100% of proceeds to benefit BWN Scholarship program

    Don't miss out on this fun night to support the BWN Scholarship program!
    The Lifelong Learner Scholarship Program assists women with scholarships to pursue degree programs, as well as technical, certificate, or training programs to succeed in business and as leaders in the community.

    *Two Extreme Makeover winners will be randomly selected by the BWN Scholarship Committee. Contest entry is on the online registration form. Deadline for entry is April 8. Winners will need to be available in advance (one time only) to discuss the process and pick out clothes. Additionally, recipients should allow for "before" and "after" pictures.
    • May 16, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Eggspectation, 6010 University Boulevard, Ellicott City MD 21043
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    THEMED MASTERMIND: Developing the Self- Assured Woman in You

    In this mastermind session, Dr. Sheela Reddy, a psychologist and professional development coach, will give you a technique to practice to increase your self-confidence.

    Think about one or both of these questions before the mastermind:

    What is a fear that holds you back?
    In what situations do you feel less confident in yourself?

    Dr. Sheela Reddy (M.S., Ph.D, ACPEC) has worked in the field of psychology since 1994. She has owned her private therapy practice since 2007. She started her Leadership Development practice MinedFul Coaching & Consulting in 2015. She coaches and trains entrepreneurs and leaders, and specializes in empowering women. She has been awarded honorable mention as Howard County’s Best Therapist for the past four years. She has a Doctoral degree in Multi-Cultural Systems Psychology, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Certification in trauma treatment. Dr. Reddy is also a certified in Coaching, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mediation, Divorce Coaching, and Yogic Breathing. Her vision is to bring out the best in as many people as she can.

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

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

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    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 Blossoms of Hope; a nonprofit that was started 13 years ago and its mission is to enhance our quality of life through beautification projects and support for cancer and other local causes. More than 2,300 pink cherry trees and Native Dogwood trees have been planted as well as more than $375,000 has been donated to the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, Ellicott City flood victims, Ellicott City Partnership and other local nonprofits. During the past 13 years, Blossoms of Hope has held Cherrybration events during the spring to help raise funds and awareness for its many causes. 

    During our May 16 meeting, we will be collecting new, gently used, vintage and designer purses for the 7th Annual Power of the Purse that will be held on Monday, June 11 at Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz with proceeds benefiting Blossoms of Hope in support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. 
    • June 20, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Eggspectation, 6010 University Boulevard, Ellicott City MD 21043
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    2018 BWN Scholarship Award Luncheon

    Please join the Business Women’s Network of Howard County as we award our 2018 BWN Lifelong Learner Scholarships. 

    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. 

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

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

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    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 The Howard County Food Bank, located in Columbia, MD.  The Howard County Food Bank; an initiative of the Community Action Council (CAC), provides food to Howard County residents in need. CAC also sponsors fourteen (14) emergency food pantries that support families in need of emergency food assistance. As a healthy food bank, we are committed to alleviating the effects of hunger by providing adequate and nutritious food items to families. CAC distributes fruit and vegetables grown at its community garden and offers educational programs that support healthy eating habits for families. 

    During our June 20 meeting, we will be collecting the following items:

    • Canned fruits
    • Breakfast cereals
      • July 18, 2018
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • Eggspectation, 6010 University Boulevard, Ellicott City MD 21043
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      OPEN NETWORKING

      Here's your chance to meet new members and catch up with current members! Bring guests and introduce them to your BWN connections. Learn something new about another member. Set up a coffee meeting with a member you'd like to know better. Ask for advice. Find a mentor. Use this entire meeting time to build relationships and forge new connections!

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

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

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      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 Zaching Against Cancer, located in Columbia, MD. Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization 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 for kids who are either fighting cancer or who have been impacted by a family member with cancer, research and internship funding to help find a cure for this disease.  

      During our July 18 meeting, we will be collecting the following items for their upcoming wellness retreat to fill goodie bags for their clients:

      • Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
      • Mini Journal Books (composition book size)
      • Glass jars with flip lids (approx 2x2)

        Past events

        April 18, 2018 April 2018 Lunch Meeting
        March 21, 2018 March 2018 Lunch Meeting
        February 21, 2018 February 2018 Lunch Meeting
        January 17, 2018 January 2018 Lunch Meeting
        December 13, 2017 December 2017 Lunch Meeting
        November 20, 2017 Scholarship Fundraiser at Tino's Italian Bistro
        November 15, 2017 November 2017 Lunch Meeting
        October 18, 2017 October 2017 Lunch Meeting
        September 20, 2017 September 2017 Lunch Meeting

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