Women's Initiative

Our Women's Initiative

Balch’s Women’s Initiative has been a driving force in Balch’s commitment to DEI for more than a decade. This group, actively supporting women lawyers through cross-office friendship, mentorship and sponsorship, leads a robust women’s mentoring program that fosters opportunities for career growth and advancement. 

Our Women’s Initiative also works to highlight and address the complex and intersectional issues facing women in the workforce, and commits to helping women achieve the many versions of lasting success. Through this initiative, this group has hosted numerous networking receptions with women clients; lunch discussions aimed to further cultivate business and professional development skills; and, events with Balch alumnae. 

Highlights & Initiatives

Empowering one another through mentorship
Learn more about the invaluable role of mentorship
Women Who Inspire
Celebrating women by advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion
Watch stories of gratitude and empowerment
Embracing Equity
Balch women amplify the success of our progress
Hear what equity means to Balch

Latest News & Events

Awards & Rankings
Doug Kauffman Named Leader in Diversity by Birmingham Business Journal
This list highlights individuals who prioritize diversity and serve as creators and facilitators of innovative DEI initiatives in the metro area. 
January 18, 2024
Firm News
Katie Kimbrell and Ian Burt Join LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs
LCLD is a growing organization of more than 400 legal leaders who are committed to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. 
February 9, 2024
Firm News
Balch Attends Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association’s Regional Convention
Jadyn Taylor represented the firm as title sponsor of the Social Action Luncheon.
March 6, 2024
Awards & Rankings
Irving Jones Named to 2023 “Who’s Who in Diversity and Inclusion” List by Birmingham Business Journal
This list highlights individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion efforts in the state of Alabama. 
December 18, 2023
Awards & Rankings
Balch Receives 2023 Compass Award from Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for Second Consecutive Year
This recognition marks the second consecutive year that Balch has been acknowledged for its unwavering commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity within the legal profession.
October 25, 2023
Balch Events
Susan B. Livingston Boot Camp for Success 2024
Equipping incoming law students with the necessary tools to succeed in law school and throughout their professional careers.
June 6-7, 2024
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