NEW YORK, NY--June 22, 2010 -- Antoinette Hamilton, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at L'Oréal USA, was named one of The Network Journal's (TNJ) 2010 "40 Under Forty" at last night's Achievement Awards Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Ms. Hamilton joined L'Oréal USA in 2004 and was named Director of Diversity and Inclusion in 2009. Among her many responsibilities she spearheads projects supporting L'Oréal's diversity commitment in the marketplace, workforce and workplace. She is also the architect of the company's first diversity and inclusion web portal. Prior to joining L'Oréal USA, Ms. Hamilton spent three years in Osaka, Japan where she promoted language education for the Osaka Board of Education. She was selected for that role by the Japanese Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before that Ms. Hamilton worked for INROADS, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting advancement for college students of color. She is a graduate of Hampton University.
"As we celebrate the 13th year of our '40 Under Forty' Achievers Awards, The Network Journal cherishes its role as a facilitator for our up-and-coming African-American men and women to progress even further in their careers. Through events such as our recognition awards program, TNJ brings these accomplished professionals to the attention of our vast network of corporate affiliates," said Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ's founder, publisher and CEO.
The Network Journal's "40 Under Forty" Achievers Awards began in 1997 to recognize the next generation of African-American leaders who, with a commitment to the development of their communities, are exceptional performers in their professions. The program, promoting mentorship and professional development, introduces these leaders to the established business community as role models for young African-Americans.
About L'Oreal USA
L'Oréal USA, headquartered in New York City, with 2009 sales of over $4.5 billion, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L'Oréal SA, the world's leading beauty company. Between L'Oréal USA and all of its subsidiaries, there are 9,000 employees in the US. L'Oréal's impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair. The US is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L'Oréal's eleven American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen.Carson, Kiehl's Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Logics, Mizani, Pureology, SkinCeuticals and Dermablend. For more information on our brands visit www.lorealusa.com.