Icons, Rock Stars, & Innovators: Ronnie Dickerson Stewart

What makes a ROCKSTAR?

Your hard work stands above the crowd and shines bright. By being engaged and curious, you are a producer of excellence.


Ronnie Dickerson Stewart is an award-winning DE&I Leader who spent 16 years in the ad industry before pivoting to serve in tech. Additionally, she is a sought-after certified Career Management & Executive Leadership Development Coach. From interns to C-Suite leaders, Ronnie has coached, consulted, and mentored countless individuals across the advertising, marketing, communications PR, and Tech industries to support them in navigating their most critical career moments. She hosts a highly engaging show on this very topic, The Career Clinic Podcast, powered by her career navigation consultancy, OhHeyCoach. 

As an industry leader, and a DEI change agent, she has received numerous awards for her efforts, including but not limited to being named an ADCOLOR Rising Star (2010) & Change Agent (2017), an ADWEEK Young Influential (2020). She has also received a 4A’s Paragon Award (2018), the 3% Conference Nancy Hill Award (2019), and in 2021 was named a She Runs It Working Mother of the Year. 

Ronnie resides in Georgia along with her husband and two sons. 

The AD Club Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 5th Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. Though we cannot be together in person, the spirit of our history and the legacy of our excellence lives on in us. Follow the series on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

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Check out our other content from previous years

2020 – Honorees 2019 – Sizzle Reel 2019 – Online Exhibition 2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators 2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators