Meeting Agenda

12:00 -12:15 PM     Check-in and Networking
12:15-12:30 PM      Welcome & Introductions
12:30-12:45 PM      EWN Announcements & Prize Giveaways
12:45-1:05 PM        Guest Speaker
1:05-1:15 PM          Group News & Announcements Sharing


About Our Speaker:

Attorney Kay Biga is pleased to now be working full-time at the Spott Law Office and is accepting new clients. She is a lifelong Duluthian and is very involved in the Duluth community. Kay is a Rule 114 Qualified Mediator and has worked with families and businesses to amicably resolve disputes.

​Kay recently retired as an Associate Professor of Management and Business Law at the University of Wisconsin – Superior.  For twenty years she has taught courses in a variety of subjects, including: business law, business ethics, real property, contracts, strategic management, and international business..

Since 1984, Kay has been the Chief Operating Officer of Biga Affiliates. Kay is known for her expertise in matters related to networking, strategic planning, and hiring and firing practices. Kay also serves as the president of the Pachel Foundation and is a co-founder of Duluth Superior Eco Rotary Club.

Kay and her co-authors Patrick and Emily Spott have recently published three papers: "How to Win Friends and Influence Students: Applying Networking Principles to the Teacher-Student Relationship" in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, "Keeping People Involved: Creating a New Model for Service Organizations," and "Smart Hiring in the Hospitality Industry: Business and Legal Perspectives" in the Journal of Management.

April 10, 2020

Anne Katoch

Resonance Wellness Journeys

​​Topic: “Letting Go Into Joy”

We are honored to welcome

Kay Biga

as she presents:

""How to Be a Better Boss
and Avoid Legal Trouble"

Employer or Employee - this presentation is for you!

Participants will learn what basic laws apply to the employer-employee relationship. Employers will learn the costs of having an unhealthy workplace. Employees will learn techniques to deal with a difficult boss. Presentation is based on real-life examples of stressed out employers and employees.​


February 14, 2020

March 13, 2020

Katie Benziger

Essentia Health Heart and Vascular

Topic: “Myth vs. Fact: Let's talk about the heart”

May 8, 2020: Nikki Karnowski, “Leadership Lessons from Lithuania” 

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Empowered Women’s Network is a non-profit organization that hosts monthly lunches September-May for women to connect with each other. Our mission is to connect & empower women in life & business through a positive, informal, and encouraging networking group.