As the first firm in our sector in Canada to become a member of the Club, we are strengthening our commitment to gender diversity
MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Oct. 25, 2016) – Alithya, one of the largest private strategic consulting and IT firms in Canada, is pleased to take our place in the coveted 30% Club. This international movement, which advocates diversity and promotes initiatives to include women and all genders in talent management strategies at the executive level, mirrors Alithya’s values and practices. As a member of this much-admired group, Alithya publicly supports the idea that 30% of Board seats should be held by women and that there should be more women in senior management positions. Joining the club is also a public declaration that the company hopes to achieve this goal overall by the end of 2019.
“Since we want to distinguish ourselves in terms of employment equity, diversity and the place of women in management, joining the 30% Club is an important step. As a leader in our sector, we have to set an example and make a difference. In the field of information technology, building teams with diverse backgrounds is a challenge all on its own, and all the more so at the level of senior management, but that does not prevent Alithya’s officers from working twice as hard and being twice as careful to provide diversified representation at all levels of management. Our firm has enjoyed great success and phenomenal growth thanks to our diverse teams. It is with great humility that we accept this mark of recognition. We are fully aware there is still a lot of ground to cover before equality is achieved, so Alithya has made a commitment to set up a diversity committee to propose effective initiatives,” explained Paul Raymond, Alithya’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Alithya, Quebec’s largest privately-held strategic consulting and information technology (IT) services firm, operates in North America and France. Founded in 1992, the firm advises, guides and assists its clients in their pursuit of innovation and excellence. Alithya prioritizes the achievement of its clients’ business objectives, relying on the optimal use of information technology. Its clients are mainly active in the financial services, telecommunications, transportation, health care and government services sectors. In addition to the prominent role women play at Alithya, with many in executive positions, and the company’s deep social commitment, Alithya counts more than 1,250 specialized consultants in Canada, the US and France.