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Throughout 2021, the Foundation continued to facilitate learning through bimonthly meetings of the Community of Practice (CoP), in which representatives from the 30 grantee organizations met virtually to discuss common challenges, share success stories, and pursue partnership opportunities. In 2021, the group focused on the pandemic’s impact on girls, strategies for supporting girls who have experienced trauma, delivering service to hard-to- reach communities and plans to resume in-person services in various regions. All of the participating organizations gave these meetings high marks for fostering collaboration and a community of support during difficult times. Applied employee volunteers remain a vital component to the Generation Girl initiative, teaching girls about careers in the semiconductor industry and inspiring them to dream big. In 2021, Applied employees across the U.S. volunteered more than ever with girl-serving organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers–Santa Clara Valley, GirlStart, Girls on the Run Silicon Valley, Latinitas and the Girls Empowerment Network—conducting virtual career exploration sessions, serving as volunteer mentors, and leading online activities that introduce girls to microchips and more. The virtual environment helped break down regional barriers to volunteerism, connecting women engineers in Montana with high school girls in New Jersey, female technical project managers in Silicon Valley with aspiring coders in Austin, and remote college recruiting staff with young women pursuing computer science degrees across the U.S. In October, employees came together in celebration of International Day of the Girl to listen to leaders from Alliance for Girls and TechBridge Girls speak about the impact of the pandemic on girls in the U.S. They then turned that knowledge into action through participation in a mentorship forum with female high school students participating in the YesSheCan Campaign. A complete list of 2021 Generation Girl initiative grantees is available here . Generation Girl Initiative con t. #ChooseToChallenge In March 2021, Applied Materials employees responded to the year’s International Women’s Day theme #ChooseToChallenge by raising women’s voices and providing resources to help girls become confident leaders and innovators. From the U.S. to India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Israel, the company, our employees, and our Women’s Professional Development Network Employee Resource Group (ERG) hosted activities such as panel discussions on further cultivating Applied’s Culture of Inclusion, a working mom’s conversation, networking sessions, virtual volunteering opportunities, informational videos telling the stories of women at Applied, and daily stories and calls to action. 26 Sustainability Report 2021 INTRODUCTION PURPOSE Corporate Governance Ethics & Compliance Public Policy Data & IP Security Personal Data Privacy Community Impact PEOPLE PLANET PROGRESS

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