Senior Vice President
Long a respected leader in the area’s commercial real estate business, Abby Glassberg won new admirers last year in Howard County.
For two decades, county leaders had sought to move nonprofit services for residents to a central location, but various logistical and financial challenges thwarted their efforts. Glassberg was asked to help and using her background in real estate and understanding of non-profits, she succeeded: Last year, nonprofits began moving into a 27,000-square-ft. building in Columbia.
“The dream of many Howard County human service providers was finally realized,” noted County Executive Allan Kittleman, “due in no small part to the efforts of Abby Glassberg.”
Women are speaking up and being heard. How can you help make a difference for women or help women come together?
I’ve witnessed the continued empowerment of women in business throughout my career and I’m heartened to see the pace of such positive change quicken. There’s still so much work to be done before there is equity and so I try to be proactive about reaching out to other women, especially those early in their career. This relationship building is really a type of professional community organizing. I do my best to build strong relationships with the women I work with and create a network of women that can rely on each other.