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We extend a warm welcome to all women to W.O.W – Women Optimizing Women! It’s wonderful to promote our organization’s progress since its inception in 2012 and its mission to bring professional women together to build rapport, engage with like-minded individuals, and foster relationships that lead to increased revenue and personal growth. The name “WOW” certainly conveys a sense of empowerment and enthusiasm.

Building strong relationships and referrals can be instrumental in personal growth and professional success, and it’s great to see a group of motivated and dedicated women working together toward these goals. If you have any specific questions or topics you’d like to discuss or if you’d like to share more about your organization’s activities and accomplishments, you are invited to feel free to do so by clicking on the blue chat box below.  Find out like many other W.O.W members the ‘why’ behind W.O.W for your primary business group.    Simply put: WOW WORKS!


It’s evident that W.O.W. (Women Optimizing Women) has been thoughtfully designed to address the unique needs and aspirations of serious-minded businesswomen, not just in Carroll County, Maryland, but across the country. The organization’s commitment to providing business opportunities, resources, and a supportive community is indeed commendable.

Here are some key highlights:

  1. Mission Alignment:

    • Focused Mission: W.O.W.’s focus on the specific needs and aspirations of businesswomen, including increasing income, aligns with the organization’s vital mission. This targeted approach enhances the value it provides to its members.
  2. Holistic Support:

    • Spotlighting, Education, Promotion, and Inspiration: W.O.W. recognizes the holistic needs of women professionals, offering a well-rounded approach that includes spotlighting opportunities and individuals, educational resources, promotion platforms, and inspirational elements to help members succeed in their careers.
  3. National Expansion:

    • Growth and Reach: The start of the expansion of W.O.W. across the country signifies the organization’s success in connecting more members and fostering business opportunities on a larger scale. This growth speaks to the relevance and impact of W.O.W.’s initiatives.
  4. Empowering Platform:

    • Firm Footing in Business: The emphasis on W.O.W. as a place to gain a firm footing in business is empowering. The organization encourages members to tap into their creative potential and underscores the importance of each individual’s abilities to the community.
  5. Diverse  Membership and  low Costs:

    • Reasonable Costs: W.O.W.’s commitment to keeping membership costs reasonable ensures that women from various backgrounds can access the benefits of the organization. This inclusivity aligns with the vision of supporting women in business.
  6. Flexible Engagement:

    • Virtual Meetings and Recordings: The flexibility of virtual meetings and recorded content allows members to engage at their convenience. This accommodation is particularly valuable for those with busy schedules or varying time zones.
  7. Stress-Free Participation:

    • Elimination of Financial Stress: The acknowledgment of the financial challenges associated with traditional networking, including expensive memberships, travel expenses, and fashion expectations, reflects W.O.W.’s awareness and  commitment to creating a stress-free environment for its members.
  8. Success Formula:

    • In-Person and Virtual Meeting Integration: W.O.W.’s success can be attributed to a well-balanced formula that combines the benefits of both in-person and virtual meetings. This approach accommodates different preferences and enhances accessibility.
  9. Community Engagement:

    • Encouraging Member Contributions: W.O.W. actively encourages members to share their initiatives, events, achievements, and thoughts. This engagement fosters a sense of community and collaboration among members.
  10. Women + Business = WOW:

    • Empowering Equation: The equation “Women + Business = WOW” encapsulates the essence of the organization, emphasizing the incredible potential and impact that women can have in the business world.

In summary, W.O.W is  a dynamic and supportive platform that goes beyond traditional networking, providing a space for women to thrive in their professional journeys.


The core focus of W.O.W, which is to unite multi-faceted women of diverse backgrounds and ages, is a powerful testament to the organization’s commitment to inclusivity and empowering women from all walks of life. Celebrating the complexities and unique strengths of women, as well as their various interests and focuses, is an important step in fostering an environment of support and collaboration.

The emphasis on meeting challenges in business while building strong relationships speaks to the heart of professional and personal growth. It’s wonderful to see that W.O.W women value not only their professional lives but also their families, friendships, and the broader community. This holistic approach to success and well-being aligns with the idea that individuals can thrive in a changing world by maintaining a balanced and multifaceted life.

If there are specific stories, events, or goals you’d like to share or discuss, please feel free to provide more information in the blue chat box below. It’s always inspiring to learn about organizations that are making a positive impact in their communities.


Barbara E Ringrose

Women Optimizing Women // Founder

Barbara E Ringrose

My goal:  to spotlight the women of W.O.W to elevate them to a greater and higher experience through as many different avenues as possible.  To teach, educate, and communicate the resources available for both personal actualization and professional growth.

WOW begins with the serious-minded woman. Age is not a factor. Nor is the type of business or career path. All women wanting to bring success and passion to their community understand the significance of what they do. They know the importance of giving back. They may not necessarily understand their potential. They may not know how to begin taking the next steps toward their future. They may not even know how to establish goals. At WOW, women learn how to discover the intricacies of becoming successful. They learn their value. They know life will change and embrace challenges and change. WOW women develop the skills of referring business to other women. By giving, the satisfaction of helping other women succeed brings pride along with referrals in return. These basic core values of WOW ladies is our mantra: To build relationships, establish rapport, provide referrals, and give support.

Barbara E Ringrose-FOUNDER-BIO

Barbara E. Ringrose’s personal journey and commitment to empowering women are truly inspirational. Her story exemplifies the strength and determination required to overcome challenging circumstances and build a successful career. Barbara’s transition from a difficult situation in 1994 to earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and subsequently working as a mortgage loan officer for 22 years is a testament to her resilience and adaptability.

Her involvement in various community organizations and her dedication to giving back highlight her commitment to improving the lives of others. Serving on the Carroll County Social Services Advisory Board, participating in the Manchester Merchants Association as Treasurer, and her role as a member of the Carroll County Chamber and the Carroll County Board of Realtors demonstrate her active engagement in her community.

The principles and values she shared about WOW, such as building relationships, establishing rapport, providing referrals, and offering support, serve as a powerful objective for empowering women in their personal and professional lives.

Barbara’s personal and professional journey is an inspiring example of how women can overcome adversity, pursue their passions, and make a significant positive impact on their communities. Her story is a testament to the core values and mission of WOW.

Featured Members

These women have different ages and backgrounds and experiences. One thing for certain: they are
members of WOW. They know the difference they make in their home and their community. They
strive for success and work hard while knowing they can still love what they do while having a personal
life or raising a family.

Ericka Sallee

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Brenda Meadows

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