Baird's Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
Our Inclusion & Diversity Statement
Baird is committed to inclusion and diversity for our clients, associates and communities. Our commitment is in keeping with The Baird Way and our respect for each individual. We recognize that a diverse team enables us to better understand and best meet the needs and expectation of our clients and associates.
Responsibility for creating an inclusive and diverse organization begins with our executive team and is shared by every associate throughout our organization. We are committed to having an inclusive environment where differences are understood, respected and valued and where diversity unites, rather than divides, us.
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity includes providing equitable opportunities for every individual to develop personally and professionally regardless of gender, race, color, age, religious affiliation, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability or gender identity, which are just some of the differences that make each of us unique. For our associates, this includes initiatives in work/life balance, leadership training, mentoring, networking, Associate Resource Groups and other personal and professional development. It also includes internship, scholarship, recruitment and rotation programs helping create more opportunities for diverse individuals.
Baird and our associates also support a wide variety of community initiatives aimed at promoting inclusion and diversity. Our community involvement enables us to play an active role in shaping the communities in which we live and work.
Baird’s culture, our ability to attract, retain and develop the best diverse talent, and our passion for achieving superior results for our clients and associates are all crucial to our success. These are among the many reasons why we are committed to the continued pursuit of a culture of inclusion and diversity that focuses on our clients, our associates and the communities we serve.
Read Steve Booth's letter to Baird associates from June 1, 2020