Baird's Chief Human Resources Officer Leslie Dixon Receives An Inaugural Great Place to Work For All Leadership Award

MILWAUKEE, March 8, 2018 – Last night, on the eve of the 107th International Women's Day, Great Place to Work announced its inaugural Great Place to Work® For AllTM Leadership Awards at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons San Francisco. Leslie Dixon, Baird’s Chief Human Resources Officer, was one of the women leaders honored from companies on FORTUNE’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women.

Named by Baird CEO Steve Booth for being a driving force behind Baird’s journey to be a great place to work, Dixon is one of numerous award recipients recognized by Great Place to Work for their contributions to their company’s business that fully lives its values in the service to customers, employees, and stakeholders.

"Leslie is highly deserving of this honor for her dedication, insight and vision for Baird,” said Steve Booth, Baird President & CEO. “She is committed to ensuring Baird provides an inclusive environment for ALL associates.

The awards dinner kicked off the 15th annual Great Place to Work® For All SummitTM, March 7-9 in San Francisco.

In announcing the honorees, Great Place to Work CEO Michael C. Bush said “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of some of the top women leaders at America’s greatest companies. The companies on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women are leading the conversation in workplace equality and are demonstrating to corporate America on how to become more diverse, more innovative, and great places to work for all.”

"The inaugural awards ceremony is part of Great Place to Work’s challenge to inspire every employer and company to become a great workplace for every one of its employees. This maximizes revenue, profit and growth. We are committed to accelerating the maximization of all human potential that is currently underrepresented and disengaged across workplaces, with our first milestone of closing the work experience gap between women and men by 2020,” Bush said.

The complete list of honorees is available here:


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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 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $200 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated 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

For additional information, contact:
Marianne Foster, Baird Public Relations