Crystal Andrews Banks
Diversity and Inclusion Director - Ulta Beauty
Crystal Andrews Banks is the Diversity and Inclusion Director at Ulta Beauty. As a proven cultural transformation change agent with over ten years of experience, she furthers Ulta's D&I efforts by identifying and formulating viable solutions to drive innovation. She drives the organization's D&I strategy, serves as the enterprise D&I consultant, and provides oversight for many diversity initiatives. Crystal's background includes stints in Marketing and Internal Communications, which assist in her big picture ideology and creative approaches.She studied at St. John's University and received her M.A. in Sociology and B.S. in Communication with a business minor. A sought-after thought leader and speaker, she was recently recognized by Essence Magazine as a revolutionary beauty industry executive and serves as the Co-Chair of the Retail Industry Leaders Association D&I Leadership Council. Previously, Crystal worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, KPMG, Baxalta and Johnson Controls, where she added value to develop and strengthen their D&I agendas.