2013 ‘Women at Baird’ Will Focus on Intentional, Authentic Leadership

Bonnie St. John to Deliver Keynote Address; 400 to Attend Professional Development, Networking Event

MILWAUKEE, October 22, 2013

Baird, an employee-owned international financial services firm, will host the fifth annual Women at Baird event, its marquee professional development and networking event, on Nov. 12. The 2013 event, hosted by Baird’s Women Associate Resource Group, will focus on intentional and authentic leadership with the theme, “Be Intentional; Write Your Own Story.” 400 Baird associates from around the country are expected to attend this year’s event at the Hilton Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis.

The 2013 event will feature a keynote address, “How Great Women Lead,” by Olympic medalist and best-selling author Bonnie St. John. St. John will also facilitate workshops on how to build a support team of mentors, sponsors and coaches, as well as how to build your personal brand. Other sessions will include: “Women as Buyers,” led by Ruth Kallio-Mielke, Director, Deloitte Tax LLP; “Accept it or Change it,” a discussion of how to reduce work/life stress led by Kyra Cavanaugh, President, Life Meets Work; a Lean In book study; interactive workshops on negotiation, intentional networking, and many more.

“While women continue to make strides in the workplace, it’s still a challenge to attract, retain, develop and promote women, particularly at the higher levels and particularly in the financial services industry,” said Leslie Dixon, Baird’s Chief Human Capital Officer. “Baird proactively invests in this conference with an eye toward helping advance more women leaders. The positive outcomes from the event – associates inspired and empowered to do things like approach a colleague about being a mentor or seek a promotion – have provided Baird with a huge return on the investment.”

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About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 2,800 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $100 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 14 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013 – its tenth consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at rwbaird.com.

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