Baird has been honored as one of the Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune® and Great Place to Work,® ranking No. 70. This is the third, consecutive year Baird has been named to the list and the fourth time overall.

We are honored to be recognized as a great workplace based on how Baird women feel about working at our firm. While we are grateful to receive this recognition, we remain resolute in our commitment to cultivating an inclusive and collaborative workplace where all associates can achieve their personal and professional best.

− Steve Booth, Baird Chairman, President & CEO

To produce the Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm Great Place to Work®. The list is determined using Great Place to Work's For All methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, and is based on nearly 1.2 million employee survey responses and data from companies representing more than 7 million employees, this year alone. Over 640,000 responses were from women.  In the Great Place to Work survey, 96% of Baird’s female associates said the firm is a great place to work. This number is 39% higher that the responses from employees at the average U.S. company.

Over the years, Baird’s Ascend Associate Resource Group has worked with leaders across Baird to support the firm’s goal of becoming the employer of choice for women. Ascend focuses on expanding leadership opportunities at Baird for women, promoting their voices and perspectives both inside and outside the firm, and recruiting, developing, and retaining the best women professionals in the industry.

We are grateful to Baird for its commitment to creating a culture that enables women to realize their full potential. Ascend is dedicated to providing opportunities to foster community, strengthen culture and develop careers for the women at Baird.

– Erin Jelenchick, Principal Investments Finance Director and Chair of Baird’s ASCEND Associate Resource Group

The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune® based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Baird was also ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials, for Finance & Insurance employers and on the 100 Best Companies to Work For®.