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Kristen Matha serves as Ice Miller’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. She is responsible for operationalizing the Firm's diversity and inclusion strategy using a data-informed and collaborative approach. In her role, Kristen is focused on developing equitable systems and processes that grow a more diverse and inclusive culture. Through this work, she ensures alignment with the Firm's talent development strategy and business outcomes. Kristen is also a member of the firm's Racial Equity Solutions consulting practice and works with clients to conduct equity reviews and develop strategies to improve DEI outcomes. 
Before joining Ice Miller, Kristen was an administrator with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Her work focused on diversity and inclusion, internal operations and regulatory compliance. Kristen is an experienced facilitator and has provided inclusive leadership, unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion operations workshops to attorneys, students and higher education professionals. 
Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in political science from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., in 2003. She received her juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006. 
Kristen Matha does not provide legal services.
Selected Experience
  • Awarded a certificate of completion for the Promoting Racial Equity in the Workplace Program, 3/2023, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.
Speaking Engagements
  • DEI Best Practices, Indiana Chamber Human Resources Seminar, Panelist, 2023 
  • Reimagining Talent Systems - Evidence-Based Models to Effect Change, Center for WorkLife Law Women's Leadership Edge, Presenter, 2023
  • The Case for Social Equity and Access, IndyBar Applied Professionalism Course, Panel Moderator, 2022
  • Changing Systems with Bias Interrupters: A Case Study on Redesigning the Evaluation Process, NALP Annual Education Conference, Co-Presenter, 2022
  • Pay Equity Issues in Central Indiana, Women's Equity Brunch, Panelist, 2021
  • Bias Interrupters - Changing Systems to Level the Playing Field, National Association of Bond Lawyers The Essentials, Presenter, 2021
  • The Reckoning: Exploring Race-Based Issues, IndyBar CLE, Panelist, 2021
  • Professional Responsibility Panel: The Importance of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Practice of Law, Indiana Office of the Inspector General Legal & Ethics Conference, Panelist, 2020
  • Widening Your View: Understanding Implicit Bias, Microaggressions and Your Professional Responsibility, IndyBar CLE, Co-Facilitator, 2020
  • Learn About Leading Company-wide Change with Diversity and Inclusion Professionals, Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana Annual Conference, Panel Moderator, 2020
  • Building a Robust D&I Program, Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Conference, Facilitator, 2019
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Career Development, AILA Chicago Chapter Spring Ethics Conference, Panelist, 2019
  • Building and Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, NCAA Inclusion Forum, Facilitator, 2019
  • Confronting Your Implicit Biases - Why it Matters, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Facilitator, 2019 
  • Building, Adjusting & Implementing a Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals Annual Conference, Panelist, 2018
  • Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning: How to Run a 90-Minute Stakeholder Input Session, NCAA Inclusion Forum, Facilitator, 2018
  • Keynote Address, Saint Mary's College Diverse Students’ Leadership Conference, 2017 
  • Social Justice in the Workplace, IUPUI Social Justice Symposium, Co-Facilitator, 2017
  • Supporting Students and Staff: Developing LGBTQ Inclusive Policy and Best Practices, NCAA Inclusion Forum, Moderator, 2016 
  • Employee Resource and Affinity Groups, Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium, Moderator, 2016
  • Creating a Game Plan on LGBTQ Inclusion in Sport, Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention, Co-Facilitator, 2016 
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