Kertisha Dixon

Daily Record Staff//August 24, 2022

Kertisha Dixon

By Daily Record Staff

//August 24, 2022

Kertisha L. Dixon, Esquire

Assistant State’s Attorney, Special Victims Unit

Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

Since 2019, Kertisha L. Dixon has been a prosecutor in Baltimore working on behalf of women, children, and vulnerable adults with honor, integrity, and justice in mind.

She draws on a varied legal career, with experience working as a staff attorney for the House of Ruth, a judicial law clerk, a court-appointed attorney for the District Court of Maryland, and an assistant director for the Office of Academic Excellence at the American University of Washington College of Law, and an adjunct professor. She also served in government as an attorney-advisor for the United State Social Security Administration.

What do you think is the No. 1 challenge working women face?

Dixon identifies the gender pay gap as a challenge for working women. “While working women face many challenges, the gender pay gap poses a significant barrier to women realizing equity, work-life balance, and breaking glass ceilings in their careers,” she said.

“Recently, the World Economic Forum reported that without changes, it will take 99.5 years to close the current gender pay gap. This issue must be rectified because when women rise, so do families and entire communities. I hope that my future endeavors will reflect the magnitude of this esteemed honor and that I will continue to assist younger women in the pursuit of excellence in their careers.”

Dixon has been an active volunteer for the Junior League of Washington, Horton’s Kids and Iona Senior Services.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Leading Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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