Shook Partner Quoted in Kansas City Business Journal as Part of NextGen Leader Award
Shook Partner Kristen Page was interviewed by the Kansas City Business Journal on her recent recognition being named a 2020 NextGen Leader. Page was one of 25 recognized by the publication as a rising star within the Kansas City business community.
In the interview, Page covered a number of subjects about her life and career, where she is from and what has shaped her. Page was the first person in her immediate family to earn a four-year college degree. She did not know any lawyers growing up. This is one of the reasons why Page has taken an active role in mentoring others, telling her experiences of her challenges to succeed.
“There are other people like me who are nervous in unfamiliar territory,” Page said. “It gives people comfort and confidence to know they are not the only ones who are unsure or stressed.”
The interview also covered Page’s devotion to community, and her recent completion of the Kansas City Tomorrow leadership program, which is an initiative of The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City that prepares business and community leaders for civic engagement. Page also revealed that her interest in helping groups and programs focused on people with special needs is inspired by her sister who has Down syndrome and her son who is autistic.
“I really appreciate the challenges they face and also understand the tremendous light they bring to those around them. It’s important to provide support and services to the special needs community and to treat them in an inclusive and empathetic way.”
Page is an employment litigation attorney representing employers in state and federal courts nationwide and has responsibility for managing the firm’s product liability, business litigation and public policy practice groups.