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Jasmine Richardsonrichardson-jasmine-corporate-headshot

Enterprise Risk Manager
T. Rowe Price

What have you had to change during the past year to make sure you were still “serving” even if the approach had to change?

I always served but this past year I became more intentional on where I focused my energy. So much needed to be done everywhere I looked. To prevent feeling overwhelmed, I made a plan for work, family, and community. I put it all on my calendar. I hosted Employee Resource Group meetings virtually during the day and attended board service and community meetings on Zoom in the evenings. I also blocked time on Saturdays to use social media to raise awareness of causes and Sundays to drop off supplies to porches, write cards and make well-being calls. A few dedicated hours make a big difference.

The past year has not only been challenging with COVID but we have also faced race and discrimination challenges and realities as a state and a country. How do you establish a strategy for diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization and how do you use your influential voice to help others understand the importance?

Our organization has a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is focused on recruiting, absorption and advancement of diverse talent. I chair an Employee Resource Group which supports the strategy primarily through engagement such as dialogues, book clubs and topical workshops.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2021 Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.