Crystal Andrews Banks
Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging - Kraft Heinz
Crystal Andrews Banks is the Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Kraft Heinz. As a proven cultural transformation change agent with over ten years of experience, she furthers Kraft Heinz’s DEI&B efforts by identifying and formulating viable solutions to drive innovation. She drives the organization’s DEI&B strategy, serves as the enterprise DEI&B consultant, and provides oversight for a myriad of 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 MA in Sociology and BS in Communication with a business minor while a member of the Women’s Basketball Team. A sought after thought leader and speaker, she was recognized by Essence Magazine as a revolutionary beauty industry executive and selected as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Executives in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She also serves a Board Member of Girls in the Game and Strategic Planning Committee member for Together We Grow. Previously, Crystal worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, KPMG, Baxalta, Johnson Controls and Ulta Beauty where she added value to develop and strengthen their DEI&B agendas.