Hackney transitioned to Saint Gobain North America during the pandemic and hit the ground running. She is a true visionary at Saint Gobain. More than any other in-house leader with whom I have worked, she really promotes leadership development in her team. She understands that in these unprecedented and chaotic circumstances—with employees at home and away from each other—that she has to be intentional in checking in on her team members. As a result, she sets up office hours and check-in times for her team members just to say hello. The staff and lawyers at Saint Gobain are able to communicate to her and engage with her so that she can bring the best out of them.

She takes seriously her role as one of the very few black general counsels in the country. She supports and mentors attorneys of color at her company and also in the Philadelphia legal market. She understands the value of being a role model, which she exemplifies day in and day out to her mentees and colleagues.