Meet These Power Women CEOs Running Top Ad Agencies
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Meet These Power Women CEOs Running Top Ad Agencies


Fay Ferguson, Co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group LLC

Fay Ferguson

Together with McGhee Williams Osse, Ferguson runs Chicago-based Burrell which specializes in the African American market. In 2013, she was inducted into the History Makers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, for her outstanding work in the advertising field.


Verdia E. Johnson, CEO, Footsteps Group, LLC

Verdia Johnson

Johnson’s agency is behind successful ad campaigns including the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler, utilizing Andre 3000, Adrien Brody and Gael Garcia Bernal. Her company also convinced IKEA to alter their more singularly-focused communications to include African Americans in one of their ad campaigns, “The Man Cave.”


Monique Nelson, CEO, UniWorld Group, Inc.

Monique Nelson

Since Monique Nelson took the helm from founder, Byron Lewis Sr., in 2012, she’s continued to increase the brand’s presence as an award-winning heavyweight ad agency. As CEO, she has managed and grown UWG’s integrated marketing, digital and branded entertainment departments.