Nadine Spencer




BrandEQ Group Inc

Nadine Spencer is the founder and CEO of BrandEQ Agency, a global firm specializing in social change marketing and public relations. She has a proven track record in accelerating brand visibility and strategic growth through multi-tiered corporate campaigns for a diverse client portfolio. Nadine pioneered BrandEQ's cultural sensitivity arm, BrandEQ Black, which examines racial biases in advertising and marketing, generating long-term value for clients and societal change through her "People Matter" strategy.

Nadine's role as the past President (2017-2021) and former CEO (2021-2023) of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) was instrumental in driving the organization's growth and enhancing its brand visibility. Under her leadership, Nadine spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives to improve Black business visibility and address long-standing structural inequities. She is an accomplished businesswoman, entrepreneur, and community leader who remains dedicated to advancing Canada's Black community through equity and programming initiatives.

Nadine is an active member of several prominent organizations, including sitting on the Toronto Police Services Board, where she co-chairs the Anti-Racism Advisory Panel and serves on the Budget Committee. She also serves on the board of the Canadian Association of Police Governance and chair of the Revenue Committee.

Nadine is committed to empowering women in entrepreneurship, serving on the Advisory Committee for Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs, a US organization co-founded by the CEO of Wholefoods John McKay. She is also the Vice Chair and Co-Founder of the Federation of African Canadian Economics(FACE) where she sits on the budget committee. She is also a member of the Board of Governors at York University where she serves on the External Network and Governance Committee, contributing to the university's growth and inclusivity.Recognized for her philanthropic efforts and contributions to society, Nadine has received accolades such as the Harry Jerome Business Award, the United Nations Volunteer Award, and the CGA Businesswoman of the Year award in 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with Honors from York University. Her dedication to fostering inclusion and representation of diverse communities extends to her role as a member of the Toronto Star community advisory panel

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