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Diversity and Inclusion Champions: Krystal Studavent Ramsey

Texas Lawyer

Earlier this year, Krystal Studavent Ramsey, Blank Rome's director of diversity and inclusion, was named a Diversity and Inclusion Champion as part of the 2022 Texas Lawyer Awards. In her honoree profile published in Texas Lawyer, Krystal shares insights about what law firms can do to improve their DEI efforts, as well as other topics.

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Krystal's honoree profile, as published in Texas Lawyer, is copied in full below.


What is one thing law firms can do immediately to help improve diversity and inclusion within their organizations? One thing law firms can do immediately is assess their culture to better understand the maturity of their DEI program. This can be achieved through various methods/tactics including firmwide/pulse surveys, focus groups, listening sessions, 1:1 meetings, and event discussions.

What’s one piece of advice you would give that you wish you had been given starting out? I would give the same advice that was given to me before I started in my new role at Blank Rome as the first full-time DEI leader, “Diversity, equity and inclusion work is a slow burn and long-term play, which requires patience, strategic focus, a solid foundation, the proper infrastructure and leadership buy-in to be successful.”