Equity, diversity and inclusion

Seizing the opportunity to learn, inspire change and make progress.


When our firm was launched in 2012, the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion – specifically in executive search – were already well known, understood and accepted. A decade later, our industry is still faced with the biases, both conscious and unconscious, that each of us is learning to identify and rectify. The good news is that the more sensitive we are to the issue, the more we talk about it, and the more progress we make.

In our daily activities at Millésime, our responsibility is first and foremost to continue our own education and be a force for positive change in our own office. We also have a duty to ensure that all forms of diversity (ethnic, age, gender, sexual orientation, personal history, language, beliefs, socio-economic status and others) can become a driver of value-creation for every organization – and research consistently shows that it can.

Millésime’s vision for its clients:
an executive suite that’s parity-focused, diverse and representative of the active population.

EDI Dashboard

1 in 4

Women continue to be underrepresented in managerial and decision-making positions, representing one in four senior managers in Canada

Source: Statistics Canada. 2021. “Representation of women on boards of directors”

35 %

Companies with top-quartile scores on racial and ethnic diversity measures are 35% more likely to have financial results above the national median

Source: Diversity Matters, McKinsey (2015)

5 %

5% of Canadian publicly traded companies have a woman CEO and 7% have a woman board chair

Source : Source: CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-314: Review of Disclosure Regarding Women in Boards and in Executive Officer Positions / Year 8 Report

Our specific

The team at Groupe Millésime is aware of its role in the business community and the changing workplace. That is why we consider it a duty to back our words with impactful EDI initiatives. These include:

  • The creation of the position of head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion;
  • The launch of Millésime A, a division focused on recruiting next-generation directors
  • The launch of Millésime+, a division offering recruitment services tailored to the needs of non-profits
  • Production of an annual EDI report (starting in 2023)

Do you see an opportunity for our team to make more of an impact on EDI issues? Would you like to become a Groupe Millésime partner?

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