UWG's Monique Nelson: "We're Going to Have to Work Differently to Succeed" - Watch on Demand

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Monique Nelson's story is unique in any industry, but especially in the advertising business where she is Chair and CEO of Uniworld Group (UWG), the world's largest and most successful multicultural advertising agency. Although UWG operates within the WPP family, it retains its rights as a Black-owned company with WPP holding only 49% ownership. Monique and UWG are being inducted into the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors, joining 25 previous inductees and the 2022 Class of 11 organizations and 22 leaders being recognized during AdvancingDiversity.org’s Black Talent Outreach Week October 17-20 (live streamed at MediaVillage.com week.advancingdiversity.org).

Monique's advice to diverse talent, both working in the advertising business and considering careers, and shared in our Legends & Leaders conversation, is game changing. "We're going to have to work a little differently and be more thoughtful about what the [Black] community needs to succeed in our industry," she says. "That may mean some special things need to happen and we've got to be okay with that. If we want the talent, we're going to have to do the work to keep the talent." A few minutes spent with Monique in this Legends & Leaders conversation may be game-changing for you. Watch the video above.


Invite job candidates to apply live during the Media and Advertising Community’s Black Talent Outreach Week at MediaVillage.com and AdvancingDiversity.org October 17-20. Apply for jobs/submit your resume here.


Originally published Octboer 5, 2022.

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