Nadia Petrolito, VP general counsel/chief communications officer, L'Oreal Canada, has made the list, WXN's Canada's 2017 Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.
This year's winners were recognized at a gala event in Toronto last night. The awards pay 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.
Recipients selected by an independent advisory board. 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, 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.