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to nearly 40%, exceeding the industry average. And the future looks brighter. Thirty-eight percent of our 2020 2L summer associates are racially diverse, 51% are women, and nearly 9% identify as LGBTQ, figures that underscore our commitment to recruiting aspiring attorneys from all walks of life. Among our non-legal professional staff firmwide, 47% are racially diverse. And, among the firm’s senior leadership, nearly 60% of directors and above are women and more than 16% are racially diverse. As the first Am Law 100 firm to appoint an African American as managing partner, we have long understood the importance of incorporating diverse viewpoints into the solutions we offer our clients. Today, 40% of our 24-person board consists of women and racially diverse members – nearly double the typical representation on boards at comparable law firms. Furthermore, 25% of the firm’s 15-member management committee are women and/or racially diverse. Two of our four divisions are led by women or racially diverse attorneys, and women and racially diverse partners chair or co-chair 15 of our 32 practice groups. The firm has also seen a more than 50% increase in the number of racially diverse attorneys since 2010. In that same period, we doubled the number of women partners and counsel and raised the number of women associates to 54%, thereby bringing our total percentage of women attorneys We recognize that to help clients thrive in these changing times, we must help ourselves understand and reflect the world in which we live. Only by creating an environment where all professionals feel a sense of belonging, are represented, and are heard can we realize the true power of a diverse and inclusive workforce. This is our goal. In number of racially diverse attorneys Increase since 2010 50% 39% Exceeding the industry average Women attorneys 25% Across all offices Racially diverse associates One of my primary goals when I began looking to join private practice was not to be ‘the only one’—the only woman or the only minority in the room. I chose Venable because it has a reputation as a firm where a person’s differences are not a barrier to success.” - Lisa Tavares Partner Co-Chair, Business Division Chair, Venable Success Network Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative