Thank your mentor
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
January marks the beginning of a new year. And while it tends to be one of the coldest months of the year in North America, the fact that it’s National Mentoring Awareness Month (NMAM) warms our hearts at RSM, as it gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the positive impact that mentors can have – not only on our professional lives but in our interactions with our colleagues, clients and communities.
Within our firm, our Generations employee network group (ENG) is recognizing individuals who have and/or who are serving as mentors. We’re also providing learning and development opportunities to our people to enhance their mentor relationships. But we’re also celebrating NMAM giving back to the community, because we understand that visibly demonstrating our support for the 87 communities where our 13,000+ people live and work across the country and in Canada is one of the best forms of mentorship we can provide.
In that vein, during January, our Generations ENG is encouraging:
- Its members and other RSM colleagues to make donations to the Boys & Girls Club in support of that organization’s mentorship and skill-building efforts focused on developing youth, and
- Our people to volunteer for local nonprofits aligned with the RSM US Foundation’s mission, and to enhance their impact of their volunteer hours through the foundation’s Dollars for Doers grants.
We’re also suggesting that our people who have mentors take a few minutes to express their appreciation by sending thank-you notes or taking other steps to let their mentors know how important they are. Do you have a mentor? If so, on behalf of our Generations ENG, I’d like to invite you join us in taking a few minutes on Jan. 18 (Thank Your Mentor Day) to #thankyourmentor by sending him or her a quick note of appreciation. It’s a small gesture, but can mean so much.
Generations, also called GEN, provides enrichment through connections across all experience levels and lines of business.