Nadia Petrolito, VP General Counsel/Chief Communications Officer, L’OrÈal Canada. (CNW Group/L’OrÈal Canada Inc.)

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – L’Oréal Canada is pleased to announce that Nadia Petrolito, VP General Counsel/Chief Communications Officer is amongst Canada’s 2017 Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners. The announcement, made yesterday, paid tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for diversity in the workforce, and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders. This year’s winners were recognized at a gala event in Toronto last night.

Co-presented by KPMG, the Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with recipients selected by an independent advisory board. The awards were given to remarkable women in 10 different categories and Ms. Petrolito won in the HSBC Corporate Executives category. Past Award Winners include some of Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, Best-Selling Author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Christine Magee, President, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; and Heather Reisman, Founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music.

When asked how being described as “powerful” made her feel, Ms. Petrolito answered “For me, it is more about the power to influence, to change things and challenge the status quo. I am humbled to join WXN’s network of powerful women and I admire their mission dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women leaders and the promotion of diversity.”

Nadia Petrolito joined L’Oréal Canada in July 2006 as a legal counsel and within a year she was leading the department. In her current role, she is in charge of the legal affairs and corporate communications departments and helps coordinates the corporate social responsibility program, Sharing Beauty With All. She is part of the group’s worldwide network of ethics correspondents and is a member of L’Oréal Canada’s executive committee.

For a full list of winners, please visit

About L’Oréal Canada

L’Oréal Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal Group, the largest cosmetics company in the world. Headquartered in Montreal, L’Oréal Canada had sales of $1.133 billion in 2016 and employs more than 1,300 people. The company holds a portfolio of 39 brands, encompassing all aspects of beauty, and is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, salons, pharmacies, drugstores, and branded retail.

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