Anita Ponder and Cindy Park gave a presentation to the Illinois Diversity Action Committee regarding the innovative policies and procedures of government minority and women business enterprise (M/WBE) programs.  The information in the presentation was based on an extensive nationwide study that was conducted by Drinker Biddle over a six-month period, regarding innovative government programs promoting the participation of M/WBEs on government contracts.  Anita managed the study, on which four other attorneys, including Cindy, participated on the legal team. The Illinois Diversity Action Committee is comprised of government administrators responsible for implementing the M/WBE programs of government agencies throughout Illinois.