NADINE SPENCER is the CEO of BrandEQ Group Inc., a global agency specializing in social change marketing, communications, and public relations. Spencer has accelerated strategic growth and brand visibility for a diverse client portfolio. She also pioneered BrandEQ Black, BrandEQ’s cultural sensitivity arm, whose goal is to work with organizations and governments to look at racial biases in advertising and marketing.
Spencer serves as president of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), which was founded in 1983. The BBPA is a charitable organization whose mission is to advance Canada’s Black community by addressing equity, and though the delivery of programs that support business and professional excellence, higher education, and economic development.
She has been acknowledged in the publication 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women and has received numerous awards, including the BBPA Harry Jerome Business Award.
A dedicated Black community champion, Ms. Spencer has devoted her life and work to fighting discrimination, battling poverty and advancing women’s education, including equality for women and girls of colour and other relevant topics related to the uplifting of society’s marginalized people. She holds a B.A. in political science with honours from York University and serves on the York Alumni Board.