National Mentoring Month recognizes the powerful impact of support, perspective and guidance made possible through mentoring relationships. Mentorships provide an invaluable opportunity for individuals of any background or experience level to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their professional goals.
BDO prioritizes opportunities for intentional connection and growth but acknowledges there is no one-size-fits-all approach to professional development. As such, we offer diverse mentoring programs that align with a variety of preferences, learning styles and comfort levels. From traditional leader-apprentice mentoring to peer-led mentoring groups to reverse mentoring, these relationships play a critical role in enhancing the experiences and overall success of our people.
Our Peer Mentoring Circles allow BDO professionals with similar interests and experiences to connect with, learn from and support their fellow colleagues. Since the program’s inception, over 2,000 of our people have taken part in this initiative championed by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team, exchanging lessons learned and cultivating meaningful relationships.
Read on for some of our professionals’ perspectives on the value of mentorship.