Krystal Hardy Allen

Founder & CEO
K. Allen Consulting™

Session: Moving from Theory to Action: Culturally Responsive Classrooms & Schools
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, November 3


A native of historic Selma, Alabama, Krystal Allen is the Founder & CEO of K. Allen Consulting™, an award-winning former teacher and principal, and a respected DEI thought leader. Krystal began her career teaching elementary school, then moving into instructional leadership as an administrator, and in 2017, became a social entrepreneur founding what has become a highly sought after global education & management consulting firm serving over 5 countries; major corporate brands, such as Amazon and Apple; school systems, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Most recently featured within Time Magazine for her thought leadership on racial bias with K-12 classrooms, she is a 2019 Gambit 40 Under 40 recipient, a 2019 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival Scholar, the 2016 Urban League of Louisiana Activist Award recipient; was named one of the 2022 Most Influential Women in Business in Louisiana by the BRM Regional Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Board of Directors for several national and state nonprofit organizations that advance educational equity. A first-generation college graduate, Krystal earned her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, M.Ed. from NLU-Chicago, and is completing her Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. Krystal’s work – be it customized professional development workshops, strategic planning, leadership coaching, and thought leadership – centers DEI, social justice, adult learning, and organizational development.