Sunday, January 25, 2009

Join Us for a "Girls' Night Out -- Redefined!"


COLUMBIA, MD – On Friday, March 6th, Howard Community College will become the hippest place in town.

Salsa dancing lessons, massages, image consultations, cocktails, champagne, raffles, games, a silent auction, a fashion show and more await attendees of the The Business Women’s Network of Howard County’s “Girl’s Night Out – Redefined!” fundraiser. Being held in the Rouse Student Services Building at Howard Community College from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, all proceeds from this event will benefit BWN’s Life-Long Learning Scholarship Fund.

Every year the BWN awards scholarships to women currently in or re-entering the workforce, and any woman who lives, works or attends classes in Howard County is eligible to apply. Applicants may need to take classes or obtain certification to advance in their career, be planning a career change, or be re-entering the workforce after raising a family. “These women need to update skills in order to be attractive to employers,” says Marilyn Johnson, owner of the Laurel-based Marilyn Johnson Sewing and Design Studio and the main planner of the fundraiser. “Especially considering today’s economy, the importance of remaining competitive can’t be over-stressed.”

In May of 2008, BWN awarded three scholarships to local women in the amount of $1000 each, and hope to be able to award four scholarships in 2009. The scholarship funds are paid directly to the school or program awardees attend or plan to attend. Women interested in applying for scholarships can visit

Tickets are $45 for members and $50 for non-members.

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.

For more information, contact:

Marilyn Johnson

The Marilyn Johnson Sewing and Design Studio

154 Lafayette Avenue, Unit E

Laurel, MD 20723

(301) 604-4139