Mergers & Acquisitions names the 2023 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, including Transaction Advisory Services CohnReznick LLP’s Helana Robbins Huddleston.

How did you further your firm’s ESG goals?
CohnReznick is focused on educating our clients on ESG initiatives and opportunities available to them. As part of my co-leader role in M&D, I am educating clients on the Inflation Reduction Act that provides tax credit benefits for businesses focused on projects in low-income communities and renewable energy production. I have assisted in promoting our ESG services including connecting CohnReznick’s ESG leader with external firms interested in partnering with us on initiatives and engaging a client to participate on an October 2022 panel discussion exploring ESG investing.

At CohnReznick, I initiate social events and trainings for colleagues at all levels from staff to partner in order to create opportunities for diverse discussions.

How are you advancing the state of women?
I formally coach two senior managers and a director in TAS, helping develop their skill sets and provide guidance to ensure they continue progressing in their careers. I have provided recommendations on partner presentations to two female colleagues who successfully became partners. I have informally coached an additional five women from interns to senior managers on their career aspirations and recently asked to informally coach two additional senior managers.

I mentored a female DePaul student about how to find the right job post-graduation and then continued meeting with her throughout 2021 and 2022 as she continues to navigate her first years in the profession.

For the full list of 2023 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, see here.