Ballard Spahr Diversity Director Moves On
Stacy Hawkins, who has served as Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll’s first-ever director of diversity for a little more than year, has left the firm to start her own diversity consulting business.
Her last day was Friday, and she will now focus on serving national clients in a full-service diversity consulting practice from Philadelphia.
Hawkins said she doesn’t have a name for her business yet because she is in talks with a prospective partner. Right now she is informally consulting and will create a formal business if and when she joins with this partner.
She didn’t join Ballard Spahr with the expectation of it being short-term, but after a year of traveling as the firm’s director of diversity, she realized she could serve a larger number of clients. Hawkins said she helped Ballard Spahr establish its formal diversity program and the firm will look to replace her. She said it might hire someone in a slightly different capacity given that she was the first person to hold the position.
Hawkins had worked in a similar role for seven years at Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C., in its diversity corporate counseling group before moving to Philadelphia.
- Gina Passarella, Staff ReporterExplore posts in the same categories: Laterals