For the fifth time, Baird has been honored as one of the Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune® and Great Place to Work®.

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 & CEO

To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place To Work analyzed the survey responses of over 600,000 women who work for Great Place To Work Certified™ companies that were eligible for the list. To be considered, a company must employ at least 50 women, and have at least 20% of non-executive managers who are women and at least one executive who’s a woman. In the Great Place to Work survey, 96% of Baird’s female associates said the firm is a great place to work.

Baird’s Ascend Associate Resource Group  works 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.

With more than 780 associates as members of Ascend, we have an incredibly strong network working together to provide and expand opportunities for women at Baird and in the community. We are thankful for the continued commitment by leaders and associates to support Baird as an employer of choice for women.

– Mallory McGinty, PWM Initiatives Consultant 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. In 2023, Baird was also honored as a Best Workplace for Millennials, for Finance & Insurance employers and on the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Baird was also named to the PEOPLE Companies That Care list in 2023.