Visionary Entrepreneur and Humanitarian Joey Adler Recognized as One of the Top Most Powerful Women in Canada

Visionary Entrepreneur and Humanitarian Joey Adler Recognized as One of the Top Most Powerful Women in Canada

MONTREAL, December 1, 2011 - Diesel Canada and ONEXONE congratulate Joey Adler, president and CEO of Diesel Canada, founder of ONEXONE and founding partner of Industrial Revolution II, for receiving a prestigious 2011 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Corporate Executives category.

"Receiving the Top 100 Award is such an honour, and I thank the Women's Executive Network for the accolade," said Joey Adler. "It is incredible to be able to join the group of talented Canadian women who have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields."

Joey joins a community of 584 women who have received the Top 100 Award, recognizing the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organization’s financial performance, and their commitment to their communities.

"Joey is a true visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian, inspiring those around her through passionate leadership," said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Financial Group and ONEXONE Honorary Chair. "Joey has always sought to reinvent business and philanthropic models, and the thousands of lives she has affected through her charitable efforts are proof of her incredible ability to bring about positive change."

Driven by a vision to launch and develop a cutting edge fashion brand in Canada, as President and CEO of Diesel Canada Inc., Joey's keen understanding of the Canadian marketplace and entrepreneurial savvy have helped grow the brand into one of the most recognizable and sought after fashion labels in the country.

A passionate philanthropist, Joey founded the ONEXONE Foundation in 2005 with the philosophy that every single life is precious and that individuals can make profound changes in the lives of others, one by one. ONEXONE's mission is to improve the lives of children in Canada, the US, and around the world with programs dedicated to the fundamental pillars: water, health, education, play, and food. ONEXONE's reach and impact is profound with important initiatives operating in South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya and Haiti. Through its "Feeding Our Children" initiatives. ONEXONE provides more 300,000 nutritious meals to over 3,000 Canadian and U.S. children in need.

Never content with the status quo, Joey is committed to pushing the envelope of sustainable investing, seeking to reinvent business models. As a founding partner of Industrial Revolution II (IRII), Joey is a key thought leader behind the initiative. Through entrepreneurship and creativity, IRII exemplifies a new sustainable and environmentally responsible business model for the 21st century. These businesses represent a true partnership between the investors, the workers and the local communities, the first of which is a state-of-the-art apparel manufacturing facility being launched in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.

"We are thrilled to recognize this year's extraordinary group of Top 100 Winners, honouring leadership talent from coast to coast," said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women's Executive Network. "Our Top 100 Winners form an amazing community of high-achieving women who are inspirations to Canada's next generation of leaders."

The Canada's Most Powerful Woman: Top 100 Awards is Canada's most recognizable award for the country's highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-fo-profit sectors. The complete list of 2011 Winners can be found at: www.top100women.ca

Joey will be celebrated December 1, 2011, at the Top 100 Awards Gala Dinner at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. The gala is the finale of a full-day celebration that offers Top 100 Winners an exclusive morning of networking and professional development. The morning session will be followed by a Summit that allows participants an opportunity to meet Award recipients and enjoy an afternoon of professional development. The theme of this year's Summit is the Power of Connected Leadership. Details are available at: www.top100women.ca.

About the Women's Executive Network
Since 1997, WXN has created and delivered innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inspire and applaud our community of 17,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada’s corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.

For more information, photos or interview requests, please contact:

Nicole Grant
(416) 419-6577
nicole.grant@northstrategic.com

Caitilin Doherty
(416) 371-3762
caitilin.doherty@northstrategic.com


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