NGLCC Welcomes Accenture’s Nedra Dickson to Board of Directors
March 21, 2018
Washington D.C. - The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to announce that Nedra Dickson, Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Lead for Accenture, has joined the NGLCC Board of Directors. Dickson will join an accomplished Board of Directors tasked with guiding NGLCC’s mission of expanding economic opportunity, LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification, corporate business inclusion, public policy advocacy, and global LGBTI rights.
“Nedra Dickson is a dedicated champion for diverse business owners, consistently helping her peers raise the bar for inclusion and opportunity. The NGLCC Board of Directors brings the highest levels of business expertise and dedication to the organization, ensuring our communities and our economic interests continue to thrive. Nedra’s vast experience and innovative thinking will be valued assets to our Board and team,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson.
Nedra Dickson added, “Accenture believes that the workforce of the future is an equal one, and we are striving to be the most inclusive and diverse company in the world. Organizations like the NGLCC share that vision of promoting inclusion and diversity. I’m humbled and honored to join the NGLCC board of directors and excited to help carry that vision forward.”
Nedra is responsible for leading Accenture’s well-established efforts around the world to ensure its suppliers and subcontractors are diverse businesses, and she has established a mentoring program to help small and medium-sized diverse suppliers grow and become more competitive.
Nedra has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top 25 Women in RollingOut Magazine’s Female Success Factor Series, and honored in WE Magazine as one of America’s Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity. Dickson grew up in Arkansas, and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, a BS degree from Florida State University and a BA degree from California State University at Northridge.
“We are so pleased to have Nedra’s passion and expertise on the NGLCC Board,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & CEO Chance Mitchell. “Her commitment to creating new opportunities led to Accenture becoming the 2017 Presenting Sponsor of NGLCC’s Global LGBTI Business Week, and their being named a 2017 Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). We look forward to an exciting next chapter together at NGLCC.”
Nedra joins fellow board members: NGLCC Board Chair Carol Attak, Senior Account Executive, CVM Solutions; Paul Ashley, Director of Sourcing Strategy, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna; Chris Crespo, Inclusiveness Director, Americas Talent Team, Ernst & Young (EY); Michael S. Fuller, President, Fuller Management Group LLC; Cheryl A. Harris, Senior Vice President, Sourcing & Procurement Solutions, Allstate Insurance Company; Chance Mitchell, Co-Founder & CEO, NGLCC; Justin Nelson, Co-Founder & President, NGLCC; Patrick O'Keeffe, Senior Vice President, People, American Airlines; and Patrick Quayle, Vice President, International Planning, United Airlines.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community, and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org
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