At WOD, we know women pack a powerful punch when it comes to strategic thinking, and advocating for others. Kristina Bergsten is a perfect example.
An attorney at Bergsten Law Offices, Kristina's passionate about advocating for her clients, and she demonstrates this by helping others resolve problems in some of the most challenging and emotional circumstances.
What do people often thank you for?
Being open, direct, and honest with them.
What's been inspiring you lately?
The strength of other women and minorities to change their situation and the institutionalization of sexism and racism in this country.
What do you love most about Women of Denver?
The meaningful educational opportunities and connecting with smart, empowered women entrepreneurs.
What unique impact do you make on the world through your work?
I help people resolve their problems to the best possible outcome, often in highly emotional and stressful situations.
Tell us about a recent accomplishment you're proud of?
Resolving a case in favor of my client that was predicated entirely on racial bias.
What actions do you take to support and empower other women?
I provide free advice to women survivors and sufferers of domestic violence, do my best to shop at women-owned businesses, and promote women-owned businesses on my social media pages.
What else would you like our readers to know about you?
I am a domestic violence survivor. I want other women to know that they are not alone if they find themselves in an abusive relationship and that it can happen in relationships where both people are well-educated and from "good" backgrounds. I want women to know that they should not feel ashamed, or that they need to hide their situation from the world. It is best to speak up and speak out and get help.
I also want women to know that anything is possible: when I left my abuser, I never would have imagined I would be practicing law and running my own law firm. I am happier and healthier now than I ever was with him and I look forward to seeing what I will continue to achieve in the future.