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Shelley Martin of Nestlé Canada named a Top 100 Award Winner by WXN 2016

Nestlé Canada top executive joins community of Canada’s most iconic women leaders for the second consecutive year
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Nestlé Canada is pleased to announce Shelley Martin, President and CEO, has been named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women by Women's Executive Network (WXN).

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Shelley will receive the Scotiabank Corporate Executives Award, which recognizes female leaders who hold senior positions in Canada’s publicly-traded and privately owned companies, will be honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24.

Martin joined Nestlé Canada in 1990 working in the Marketing department for the PetCare Business and since then has had a profound impact by leading Nestle Canada – part of a company that produces some of the world’s most recognized and trusted foods and beverages.

As a female leader in the food & beverage industry, Shelley actively supports the advancement of women in leadership. She has shared her own personal journey on many occasions and readily accepts the chance to communicate her belief that companies with an inclusive culture that value the contributions of women have a distinct competitive advantage.

“I am honoured to be recognized as a Top 100 Award Winner,” says Martin. “The Women’s Executive Network brings together remarkable women, creating opportunities to learn from each other, enrich careers and remind young female leaders that the possibilities are endless.”

The Top 100 Awards serve to recognize talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and to inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

“Women are not just leading companies, headlines and new deals, we’re doing so in record numbers. In addition to closing the gender gap for participation in post-secondary education and the workforce, we’re excelling at the top levels of every sector,” says WXN Owner and CEO, Sherri Stevens. “When WXN created Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, part of the purpose was celebration. By recognizing a community of now 939 remarkable women, we get the opportunity to look back and appreciate the hard work and hurdle jumping it took to get here.”

Shelley Martin joins a prestigious community of past Award Winners, including Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

The full list of WXN’s 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at


About Shelley Martin:
Shelley Martin has executive responsibility for Nestlé in Canada which employs approximately 3,500 people in over 20 facilities, including manufacturing sites, sales offices and distribution centres nationally. Shelley actively participates in industry initiatives and is currently the Chair on the Board of Directors for Food and Consumer Products Canada. She serves on the Board of the Grocery Innovation Foundation which has raised over $75 million to provide a better life for challenged children, and to answer many other community needs. She also sits on the Board of the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance. Shelley was previously named a Top 100 Award Winner for Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2015.

About Nestlé Canada:
Backed by more than a century of research and experience, Nestlé Canada's vision is to be the most trusted and respected food and nutrition company in Canada, bringing Good Food, Good Life to Canadians. Nestlé in Canada manufactures some of the world's most recognized and trusted brands, including STOUFFER'S, LEAN CUISINE, NESQUIK, NESTLÉ GOOD START, HÄAGEN-DAZS, KIT KAT, NESCAFÉ, NESTLÉ PURE LIFE and NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK. Nestlé in Canada employs approximately 3,500 people in more than 20 manufacturing sites, sales offices and distribution centres across the country. More information and details are available at  

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN):
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our global community of more than 22,000 women, men and their organizations. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is led by CEO Sherri Stevens, owner of the award-winning, multi-million dollar Workforce Management Company Stevens Resource Group Inc., which she established in 1990. In 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.

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