What Clients Say About Diversity

Our coaches don’t simply teach top performance.  They’ve lived it.

At Stakeholders, we have a 20-year track record of connecting with, investing in, and improving the career outcomes of diverse top performers.

For over ten (10) years and in two different firms, I have worked with Stakeholders in connection with diversity retreats, summer associate training, webinars, and conferences.  

The training we have received for our diverse attorneys is consistently outstanding.  The content is fresh, actionable, and delivered in a way that inspires and motivates our attorneys to action.

Sylvia James, Chief Diversity Officer, Winston & Straw

The superpower of Stakeholders is ability to both inform and inspire others. I am continuously inspired!

Sheri Zachary, Director of Career Development & Inclusion, Saul Ewing

Your presentation was just terrific — informative and inspiring.  We look forward to your training at our next Fidelity Law Department Conference.

 Marc Gary, General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Thank you for your excellent presentation. It has been receiving rave reviews across the board.

William Cook, Diversity Partner, Arnold & Porter

You were phenomenal, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I saw our Managing Partner at an event tonight, and he’d already heard how good the retreat was, which was largely attributable to you.

Tiffani Lee, Partner and Chair of Diversity Committee, Holland & Knight

In the hours after you finished, I have consistently heard nothing but high praise for your presentation, generally falling into the “best I’ve ever heard” category. You provided a great start to our program, and I really appreciate it.

Joe Caldwell, Chair, Litigation Group, Baker Botts

You are the best at what you do. No one gets a consistent score of 100 from the LCLD Fellows except you.

Robert Grey, Executive Director, Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD)

We have gotten rave reviews—100% rated you as excellent! Many said you were a highlight of the program. Which is pretty remarkable considering how divergent the audience is.

Meredith Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Weil Gotshal & Manges

The work at our Diversity Retreat was amazing.

Donna M. Branca, Director of Strategic Leadership Blank Rome LLP

I cannot begin to thank Stakeholders for such fantastic sessions at our Diversity Retreat. All of the feedback from your sessions has been incredibly positive.

We had a debrief with the partners and counsel yesterday morning and heard from everyone that they felt that this year’s conference was a major improvement over last year’s conference. That is a very big compliment and I owe much of that to you.

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi, Sr. Manager, Global Diversity and Social Responsibility, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Thank you for the excellent presentation!  The only regret is that there wasn’t more time.  Sophia Lee, who is copied on this message and is a long-time member and officer of our Board of Governors immediately followed you at the podium. I am not sure if you were still in the room to hear her say that you are a “tough act to follow.”  I believe everyone would agree.

 You got the group to think about diversity in new ways. The perspective of the diverse legal professional is too often left out of the conversation and I was glad to see it strongly incorporated in your program.  The interaction among you and the bar leaders in attendance kept the program at a high energy level. 

 Again, I only wish we had more time.

Charles J. Klitsch, Esquire, Director of Public and Legal Services Philadelphia Bar Association

You were excellent and we really appreciate the messages you conveyed to our partners and associates. We will be in touch about further programming, including at the partner meeting. We have other ideas we want to explore as well.

Lorraine McGowen, Partner and Chair of Diversity Committee, Orrick

Thank you for presenting to our associates yesterday. You were a huge hit once again! Your content was incredibly well-received by the partners and associates I’ve talked to.
Most important, we’re hoping to include you in next year’s budget to continue building upon our partnership. Your content and approach resonate perfectly with our associates and partners alike.

Rina Alvarez, Director of Firmwide Diversity | Kirkland & Ellis

Thank you for doing an incredible job yesterday working with our diverse attorneys. You always make me look good. You really had a big impact on the way I will look at business development going forward.

Leslie Minier, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

My own reaction was that your content was absolutely first-rate — and I was confirmed in that opinion by the remark of one of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee members who said she felt like you were giving her “the secret sauce!”

Anne Nicholson Weber, US Professional Development Director, Dentons US LLP

Our meeting today was phenomenal and our partners stopped by my office throughout the day to share how many lessons they learned and were simply, overflowing with ideas and concepts on how to take their games to the next level. In fact, one partner stopped by THREE times with additional thoughts.

Dionysia Johnson-Massie, Partner and Firmwide Management Committee, Littler

The content of Stakeholders’ training, coaching, and conferences reflect a deep understanding of what drives success for the diverse performer. Equally important, the training is delivered with a level of energy and empathetic connection that inspires diverse performers to action.

Peter Wilson, Chief Diversity Officer, Proskauer