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Recent Diversity News & Events 

Teresa Metcalf Beasley to Receive the 2017 YWCA Women of Achievement Award

Christie Angel Received the Multicultural Leadership Award from the Ohio Diversity Council

Teresa Metcalf Beasley to Speak at the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference

Teresa Metcalf Beasley to be Panelist at the Union Club’s Women’s Committee Event

Joint Women’s Leadership Summit by Calfee Attorneys and The J.M. Smucker Company’s Executives

Teresa Metcalf Beasley and Malisheia Douglas Honorees in Who’s Who in Black Cleveland

Teresa Metcalf Beasley to be Panelist at Women’s Leadership Symposium

Calfee attorneys and professionals speak at Crain’s Women of Note Summit

Jim Singler speaks to The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati

Calfee Women Participate in United Way’s Rock the CATWALK

John Cipolla named Board Member of National Alliance on Mental Illness

Teresa Metcalf Beasley being honored at Annual Awards Banquet

Teresa Metcalf Beasley to Moderate Women of Color Foundation Retreat April 2-3

Calfee Women Are Tops in Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio

Teresa Metcalf Beasley speaking at Leadership & Diversity Conference

Jennifer Vergilii speaking at CWRU “Women’s Law and Leadership Conference”

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In 2012, the Greater Cleveland Partnership recognized Calfee as a member of the Commission 50, honoring the firm for its progress in creating, enhancing and sustaining diversity and inclusion strategies. This recognition is determined based on four metrics: board diversity, senior management diversity, workforce diversity and supplier diversity.

Our Commitment

Calfee’s philosophy is to treat every person with dignity and respect. Our culture and client service is enhanced by being diverse and inclusive in age, gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical abilities, marital and civil union status, military and veteran standing, socioeconomic background and familial status.   This steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion makes Calfee a great place.  Our goal is to incorporate the execution of our business strategy with genuine concern for the human dimensions of the people who make up Calfee.

Beyond the walls of our buildings, we actively support community-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives that allow us to contribute to the communities in which we work, live and play.  Learn about our Diversity Contributions & Sponsorships.

We solicit diverse candidates for our on-campus and lateral attorney interviews, and also participate in diverse recruitment and community outreach programs. Learn more about our recruitment efforts.

Affinity Groups

 The firm is committed to fostering a more diverse legal profession from which everyone will benefit. The unique qualities and backgrounds of each of the attorneys at the firm enhances the
experience externally as well by bringing greater value to our clients. Diversity leads to creativity and innovation in problem-solving. Learn more about our affinity groups.

Whether working with our clients or nurturing careers, at Calfee we believe in long-term investments. Which is why we provide and encourage several different avenues of mentoring for our attorneys and, we hope, future attorneys. Find out more about our mentoring programs.

Diversity Suppliers
Calfee is a very involved consumer when it comes to support for Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises (WMBE) suppliers. Since first being invited to join in 2005, Calfee has been an active participant in The Commission on Economic Inclusion, an affiliate group of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Learn more about our Diversity Suppliers, or complete our vendor registration form.

Meet Our Diversity Committee

Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Chair
Marcia J. Wexberg, Vice-Chair
Brent D. Ballard, Managing Partner
Karl Beus
Kate Davis
Philip M. Dawson
Arthur C. Hall
Christopher Jones
Jacqueline McLemore, Ph. D*
Matthew M. Mendoza
Sheila Mone
John A. Mongelluzzo
Kimberly Moses
Colleen M. O’Neil
Georgia Yanchar
Donna Shurtleff
Ronald R. Stupka
Christopher S. Williams

*Dr. McLemore is the firm’s diversity consultant. She helps the firm manage diversity related matters, strategic goals, and daily work processes.