Next month, the WBENC network will come together in Dallas, Texas for three days of rich programming, networking, and celebrations at the annual WBENC Summit & Summit. We are thrilled to have an amazing group of presenting sponsors who have collectively made this event a reality, including Accenture, Bristol-Myers Squibb, EY, Ampcus and ASAP Solutions Group.
We invite you to learn more about each of our sponsors and their dedication to supporting women-owned businesses. Today, we’re proud to introduce Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead for Accenture. Nedra has been instrumental in maximizing procurement opportunities for diverse suppliers at Accenture, which was recently honored again as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.
Q&A with Accenture’s Nedra Dickson
What do you see as the coolest or most important trend in your industry?
Watching women-owned businesses make a huge difference in the market with innovative ideas or products.
What is your proudest moment thus far in your career?
Growing Accenture’s mentoring program (DSDP – Diverse Supplier Development Program) globally. It’s now operating in four geographies.
What’s your fondest WBENC memory or experience?
Dancing on stage at 2017 WBENC Summit & Salute. It clearly demonstrated that WBENC operates as a family. It was great to see women business owners and corporates working together to make better communities for everyone.
What are you reading or listening to now?
What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?
It’s okay to fail as long as you learn from it.
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