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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Lucie Houde

Lucie Houde has a master’s degree in the field of intercultural training and is President and founder of Archetypes-Inter, a Human Resources & Diversity management firm establish in Montreal in 2001. Working with complementary specialists from around the world, Archetypes-Inter optimizes leadership and diversity in government organizations and industries offering diversity and inclusion benchmarking, training, cross-cultural coaching, conflict management and global competencies assessments. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Lucie worked almost 20 years as an HR senior consultant at Hydro-Québec, a utility firm of 22,000 employees where she was in charge of developing and implementing an employment equity access program. She also created a Cultural Awareness Institute for the same organization, developing cross-cultural skills for employees working with First Nations and with international partners. As a 3CK, she was part of the very first children of cooperants for Canadian International Development Agency, living in Senegal and Mauritania (1968 – 1979). She also experienced diversity while in a boarding school, in England, living with 60 teenagers of which half were from Iran and half from 21 other countries. Furthermore, she is married to an immigrant. Lucie is well aware of the challenges with regards to Inclusion & Diversity in organisations. She is accredited to administer valid psychometric tools to assess intercultural competencies and is a Cultural Correspondent for various international partners.  She works both in French and English.

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