b'Active ProgramsEmployee Resource Groups Diversity Liaison Program Our Diversity Liaison Program provides one-on-one support focused on development, retention and advancement of attorneys with underrepresented racial and/or LGBTQ+ identities. OurHB WOMEN HB ALLIESliaisons work closely with participating attorneys and their supervisors to ensure the attorneys are empowered and equipped with the knowledge, skills and strategies to succeed at Husch Blackwell. HB WELLNESS HB APIMENASponsorship InitiativeEMPLOYEEOur Sponsorship Initiative pairs senior associates and fixed income partners with sponsors whoRESOURCE GROUPSwill help them advance to partner or equity partner. Sponsors tout their protgs to colleagues HB VETS HB B.L.A.C.K.and clients, help secure high visibility work assignments, support them in business development, help them make progress toward quantitative standards for advancement and generally help them succeed.HB UNIDOS HB PRIDEProfessional and Client Development ProgramsThe Firm regularly supports the participation of attorneys from underrepresented groups in developmental programs such as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder and LCLD Fellows. The LCLD Fellows Program is a one-year, multifaceted, relationship-building and leadership- Awards training experience for diverse lawyers with 8-15 years of practice experience and demonstrated leadership potential. The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed to connect early career, high-potential attorneys for an eight-month professional development series that focuses on foundational leadership skills, professional networks and relationship building skills, and career development strategies applicable to both in-house and law firm practice. The Firm achieved the Mansfield Certification2021 marks the seventh consecutive year that the The Firm is also a member of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) andPlus designation for the third consecutive yearFirm has earned the distinction of a perfect score regularly sends representatives to the Associations annual thought leadership conference,for considering at least 30% women, attorneysin the nations foremost benchmarking survey and of color or LGBTQ+ attorneys for 70% of thereport measuring corporate policies and practices Creating Pathways to Diversity. Women attorneys are also selected to attend professional Firms leadership positions. related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.development opportunities such as the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Conference, Ms. JD LaddHer Up retreat and the Diversity Labs Client Forums.HB Communities for ChangeThe Firm was recognized by theThe Firms initiative focused on promoting minority Diversity & Flexibility Allianceentrepreneurship in communities that need it most as a 2021 Tipping the Scalesmade significant strides in its first full year of existence.Firm for having 50% women in its 2021 new partner class. In 2021, Communities for Change+Opened 78 client matters+Conducted 232 consultations withShare of the Firms 2021minority-owned businessespartner class comprised by women. +Participated in 30 training seminars and webinars for large groups of minority-owned businesses'