Full Name
Virginia Essandoh
Job Title
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Ballard Spahr
Speaker Bio
Virginia G. Essandoh serves as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of Ballard Spahr and is a member of the firm's Senior Leadership Team. She develops, oversees, and provides strategic leadership to Ballard Spahr's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Working closely with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and key stakeholders, Virginia advises and collaborates with firm leadership and management to implement the firm's diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic goals and embed the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion into firm culture. This ranges from high-level development of diversity-related recruitment, development, and advancement for lawyers and administrative professionals to client collaborations that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession as a whole.
Virginia Essandoh