Celebrating Mentorship Month at BIC!

Throughout January we observe Mentorship Month, where we come together to celebrate the power of intentional relationships and the importance of mentorship in our society.  

At BIC, we believe that development goes beyond just training. Through the work of collaborative, cross-functional teams, we are able to achieve more together than we can alone. By sharing ideas, thoughts and perspectives with each other, we’re able to come together to drive BIC forward and positively influence others.  

Since the launch of our global program in 2017, 470+ members have participated in our mentorship program at BIC and over 2,800 mentoring hours have been reported! Through our programs, we provide our business leaders and team members with the skills they’ll need to continue driving BIC forward by... 

  • Increasing cross functional connections  
  • Promoting knowledge sharing and building a robust global learning network  
  • Driving engagement across regions  
  • Reinforcing our learning culture 

Still curious about what makes mentorship so powerful? Check out what our most recent mentors and mentees had to say about their experiences with the program. 

  • Gigi Van Waes, Director of Finance, Group Commercial, United States  

    “BIC’s mentoring programs provided me with the opportunity to expand my network and create trusting relationships with team members outside of my core business partners.  My mentor and mentees open my mind to different perspectives as we talk through business situations, share ideas, and offer each other guidance based on our personal experiences.”

  • Michael Sinclair, General Manager – East Africa, Kenya

    “As someone who has had the opportunity to participate in the program as both a mentor and mentee, I’ve realized that this experience can create opportunities that impact both your personal and professional skill sets. It’s so important for both parties to learn from each other. As a mentor, you can help someone reach their goals and realize their full potential.”

  • Ioannis Mandroukas, Senior Manager, Product Engineering Analytics, Greece

    “Being able to meet and spend time with senior leaders from across the organization, gain insight from their background and past experiences, career paths, and critical life milestones has been invaluable. Receiving advice on some of my own personal and professional goals has allowed me to broaden my perspective towards approaching challenges, which helps my team and allows me to add more value to the organization.”

  • Ourania Gavani, Business Unit Manager, Greece

    “Since joining the Mentoring Program in October 2022, the experience has helped me tremendously in my development as a professional. My mentor has helped me understand my potential and the value I bring to our organization, has guided me through challenges using her own experiences and helped me focus on continuing to develop my strengths!

Are you interested in unlocking the power of your potential? Explore our open roles and join Team BIC today.