Welcome to the Business Women's Network of Howard County! 

We hope to see you at our June lunch meeting!

Kelly LeonardGuest Speaker:
Kelly Leonard, Taylor – Leonard Corporation
“7 Critical Mistakes That Destroy Your Credibility on LinkedIn”

Now more than ever, we rely on social media and peer connections to network, exchange best practices, and make business decisions. LinkedIn is a virtual goldmine, offering endless opportunities that can be leveraged for personal/professional branding, business development, and more!

During this interactive session, participants will be introduced to Taylor-Leonard Corporation’s B.O.O.S.T.TM My LinkedIn methodology to:

Build Your Brand,
Optimize Relationships,
Obtain More Leads,
Secure Thought Leadership Space, and
Tap into New Markets

Participants will learn …
1. The significance of being A.L.I.V.E.TM on LinkedIn
2. Strategies to B.O.O.S.T.TM their presence & get noticed among the 400+ million LinkedIn profiles
3. How to maximize LinkedIn’s advanced search functionality to connect with the “right” types of individuals

As always, don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and your best elevator speech for some great networking.

Click here to register early  - and be sure to check the donation information below!

June 21st, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort – Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

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

Please bring donations for the HCC (Howard Community College) Food Pantry!

HCC Food Pantry

This month, help us support the HCC Food Pantry; a program that helps combat food insecurity for students at Howard Community College. All currently enrolled students must bring a student ID or a picture ID and a copy of their schedule to receive items once a week. Students who bring their own reusable bag can receive one extra item per week. The food pantry is located on campus in Columbia, MD. 

One of the unique features of our organization 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.
During our meeting, we will be collecting the following (most needed) items:
  • Canned food (soup, meat, beans etc)
  • Dry goods (cereal, pasta, baking mixes, granola etc)
  • Beverages (bottled water, juice boxes, coffee etc)
For more information: http://www.howardcc.edu/

Here are some photos from our inspirational May Lunch Meeting!

Our scholarship award winner
shared how education was key
to achieving her dream
of saving the world
one patient at a time!


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.

Dr. Cynthia Campbell of Gold Apple Services spoke about Why Education Matters for Adults. Emma Ostendorp of the Howard County Library System shared information about the Project Literacy Program, and Maureen Marshall of Howard Community College shared information about the Career Links Program.


*** Mark your calendars!  ***
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Lunch meeting schedule














We had an impressive panel for the January 18, 2017 lunch meeting!

Click here to see the event photos!

Topic "How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Grow your Business!" 
Panel:  Linda Ostovtiz, Principal Attorney, Offit Kurman;  Lisa Shuster, Founder and President, Work More Human;  Nicki Sanders, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Packaged for Success



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.

See our Spotlight on Non-Profit

Benefits for BWN Members:

Member to Member Discounts and Speakers/Writers Bureau

Editorial calendar & deadlines to include something in BWN's monthly newsletter (login to Members Only area) and click on the link there to see deadlines)

Would you like to showcase your products & services and be a vendor at one of BWN's meetings?

Follow these links for more information

You can contact us here by mail:
Business Women's Network of Howard County
P.O. Box 2575
Columbia, MD
Phone:(410) 740-0126