“Being a best workplace is something we all share a stake in as employee owners of the firm. Recognitions like this help us continue to attract and retain the extraordinary kinds of people who, working together, make Baird such a great place for our associates and our clients.”.

− Steve Booth, Baird Chairman, President & CEO

Baird is honored to be named one of the Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune and Great Place to Work in 2021, our second consecutive year on the list.

The criteria for this recognition includes the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and camaraderie among teams. Companies on the list represent those who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.

“Baird is committed to being a workplace where all of our associates can reach their full potential and do their best for our clients because we all respect, support and value each other."

– Leslie Dixon, Chief Human Resources Officer

Baird’s Women’s Associate Resource Group, Ascend, supports women associates by expanding leadership opportunities both within and outside the firm. The group also hosts educational and networking events to develop new relationships, enhance existing connections, share expertise and collaborate on key professional and work-life challenges. With more than 680 women and men as members, Ascend helps Baird be an employer of choice for women in the financial services industry.

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 2021 Baird was also ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials and – for the 18th consecutive year – was one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.