Shakira Monet Johnson is a strategist, communication expert, event producer,
entrepreneur, and philanthropist. As the founder of J. PR & Events, she has created
award-winning public relations campaigns and innovative solutions for clients in the
corporate, non-profit, sports, and government sectors.
She has worked with brands such as Google, Microsoft, Prudential, Saks Fifth Avenue,
Scotch Porter, The Great Girlfriends, Diverse & Engaged, Johnson & Johnson, and New
Community Corporation, one of the largest community development corporations in
the US. Her campaigns have also been featured on local, national, and international
media outlets, such as CNN, Associated Press, New York Times, BBC World News, and
A dynamic and sought after thought leader and trainer, her expertise spans the areas of
strategic communication, social impact, media training, corporate social responsibility,
and event planning.
For her efforts, Shakira has been recognized as a “Mover, Shaker & Deal Maker” by the
American Marketing Association of NJ, Top Event Planner by NJ Biz, and Adjunct
Professor of the Year by Middlesex College. She has also been honored multiple times
at the Public Relations Society of America NJ Pyramid Awards and won their coveted
Best in Show Award for excellence in public relations.
A purpose-driven leader, Shakira is the proud founder of The OMG Tea Party, an
organization that empowers women and girls to reach their highest potential through
personal development and memorable experiences. She also serves on the Board of
Directors for PRSA NJ and the Library of the town she lives in.
Shakira holds a MA in Organizational Communication and a BA in Communication and
Sociology both from Rutgers University. In addition, she has her certification in Event