• Women's Initiative

    From mentoring programs to networking events,
    BDO is dedicated to helping women at all levels succeed.

Driving opportunities and opening doors.

BDO's Women's Initiative is dedicated to helping women at all levels succeed. Supported by both local and national leadership structures, the program is a central part of BDO’s commitment to maintaining a culture that is open, inclusive, and rigorously focused on performance. 

Designed to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of top talent, BDO’s Women’s Initiative is driven by a strategic, data-driven approach rooted in real issues – not gender stereotypes. The program focuses on three key areas:
 
  • Building professional relationships through regular networking events
  • Creating well-defined career paths
  • Fostering a culture of mentorship, coaching, and sponsorship

BDO USA has been honored with a number of awards:
 
  • Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies
  • Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, The National Association of Female Executives

Peer Mentoring Circles
Access to mentoring and coaching relationships is beneficial to all professionals, from first-year associates to executive managers. BDO’s Peer Mentoring Circles provide an opportunity for women to gather and support each other in an open, candid forum, sharing business advice and life lessons alike. Unlike many other programs, our Peer Mentorship Circles do not follow a prescribed format, but give participants a platform to discuss whatever is on their minds.
 
International Women’s Day
Every year on March 8th, International Women's Day celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women. BDO is proud to participate in this event, recognizing the contributions of women throughout the firm, enriching our culture, and strengthening our business. Click the image below for a visual representation of just a few of the brightest highlights for women at BDO from 2014.

International Women's Day
 
ConnectIn
Networking is an essential part of building a career. But it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. ConnectIn organizes informal events and gatherings designed to help both women and men develop and refine their networking skills. From apple picking to trivia nights, these events provide employees with the opportunity to build confidence and prepare for a variety of business development situations.
 
My Career Experience (MCE)
MCE is an easy-to-use tool that pairs BDO professionals with coaches, helping drive career development through meaningful learning experiences. Designed for employees looking for additional mentoring relationships, MCE provides the tools necessary to facilitate career advancement and learning opportunities throughout the firm.