Maryland Humanities CEO Listed as One of Maryland’s Top 100 Women

March 21, 2024

Image that says "The Maryland Daily Record: Maryland's Top 100 Women"(Baltimore, MD) – The Daily Record has named Maryland Humanities CEO Lindsey Baker to its 2024 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

In its 29th year, Maryland’s Top 100 Women recognizes outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. A panel of business and legal professionals, previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women, and a representative of The Daily Record reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees.

“The 2024 Maryland’s Top 100 Women demonstrate passion, confidence, influence and individuality. Their energy is contagious, and their actions and deeds are inspirational,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media/The Daily Record.

Baker has worked for sixteen years as an action-oriented, non-profit leader whose work has always been firmly grounded in community engagement, racial equity, transparency, and inclusivity. Prior to her work at Maryland Humanities, Baker led Patapsco Heritage Greenway as the Executive Director and spent nearly a decade as the Executive Director of the Laurel Historical Society. She currently serves on the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In addition to her work at Maryland Humanities, Baker has also co-founded two companies: Baker Cruz Services, a translation and interpretation company aimed at increasing access for Spanish-speaking populations and The Village Center, a family wellness center seeking to provide support to families with young children.A headshot of a Lindsey Baker. She is a white woman with brown, curly hair past her shoulders. She wears a white button-down shirt with black flowers on it and a black blazer. Her hands are on her hips. The background is white.

“I am honored to be listed as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women alongside many extraordinary women,” says Baker. “I am thrilled to win this award from The Daily Record, which focuses on community and mentorship.”

Maryland Humanities Board Member Soo Koo nominated Baker for the Award. “No one deserves the award more than Lindsey,” says Koo. “Her outstanding and inclusive leadership has taken the State of Maryland’s official humanities council to the next level and built an educational pipeline for Marylanders, especially the next generation. She proves that the humanities resonate with us, inspire us, and guide us to solutions to the most pressing challenges we face today in every corner of our lives.” 

Maryland’s Top 100 Women will be honored at a reception and awards celebration on May 6 at The Lyric Baltimore. The Daily Record will profile the winners in a special magazine that will be inserted into the May 7 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at See the full 2024 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women here.

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