Public group

The Common Market

5728 Buckeystown Pike · Frederick, MD

How to find us

Enter the store and go to the far right. We'll be in the Community Room. You can purchase coffee, tea or a snack in the Common Market Cafe on the left side of the store.

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[We usually meet the last Tuesday of the month but had to change our November date because the Common Market had a date conflict. So this is technically the November meeting. We won't meet in December, so our next meeting after this one won't be until January 28th.]

If you know you want to attend, rsvp on this event page. If you need more info, keep reading.

Dawn Shuler speaks on "Bridging the Gap: where you are now, where you want to be, and how to get there."

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Members may attend unlimited meetings each month for free. Guests may attend 3 meetings for free. After attending 3 meetings, your fee is $25 per meeting. However, if you join the On Purpose Woman Community, you can also attend unlimited meetings for free!

If you want to attend, reply "Going" on this event page.

I appreciate your registering in advance as that helps us prepare. However, if you find you can attend at the last minute it is OK to just show up.


The On Purpose Woman Community was founded in March 2000. There are 7 monthly meetings around Maryland and a meeting in Richmond VA.

If you have not visited us, come on out and see why women love this community. And if you have visited with us before, I hope you'll come and see us again!

"It's never just a meeting, or just sharing, or just networking... it's always a complete and satisfying experience of connection, of both seeing and being seen." Carol Stover. Beauty From the Heart.

"One of the things I love about the On Purpose Woman Community is feeling at home, like I've found my people. Being a part of the variety of women from all walks of life, all ages, all demographics and stages of life. is inspiring and enriching. The connection and safe space here is real and I'm so grateful to have found it!." Dawn Shuler, The Shuler Group

These meetings are open to all women, at any stage of life or business. They help women who are:

Building their businesses
Developing their speaking skills
Working on being out loud and brave in the world
Retired and looking for connection
In transition and looking for inspiration and ideas
Looking for work
Looking to make new friends
Looking for business collaborations

Come experience the On Purpose Woman Community, a refreshingly authentic, encouraging, non-judgmental and positive place to connect and thrive in the company of other amazing women.

Come see why these meetings are called badass, unique and not like anything else you're going to experience in any traditional networking community.

And...invite your women friends to come with you!

"One of the reasons I love these meetings is the heart-centered way we approach our businesses and our lives. Connecting with other women here is easy. I always feel welcome, appreciated, respected and
Laura Di Franco, MPT Owner of Brave Healer Productions

Ginny Robertson