Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead
“Accenture is proud to support WBENC and its vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. During our time at the National Conference & Business Fair, I hope you will join us for future-forward sessions, networking and celebrations as we drive toward an inclusive and successful future together.”
Accenture solves our clients’ toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.
Nedra Dickson, Managing Director, leads Accenture’s Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Programs across 18 countries.
A seasoned and awarded executive, Nedra possesses over 20 years of Technology Consulting, Operations Management, Procurement Sourcing and Category Management experience with Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries. With strong expertise in Procurement transformation and Supplier Relationship Management, she has managed over $2B in contingent labor spend.
Within her current role, Nedra oversees Accenture’s procurement opportunities with diverse-owned businesses as supplier partners globally. Under her exceptional leadership, Nedra has elevated Accenture’s Supplier Diversity spend to approximately $1 Billion globally. Nedra is also credited for swiftly expanding Accenture’s award-winning and world-renown dedicated diverse supplier mentoring program – Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP). This program represents customized curriculum set around helping to grow and develop diverse businesses, to support their successful integration into Accenture’s global supply chain. This program is currently operating in six geographies (US, Canada, UK, South Africa, Brazil and India), with expansion considerations underway.
Nedra’s leadership has led to global “Best in Class” recognition for Accenture’s Supplier Diversity Program.
Nedra holds several Board of Director positions within the Supplier Diversity Community.
- Board member of Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- Board member of Georgia Minority Supplier Diversity Council (GMSDC)
- Board member for Canadian Aboriginal Supplier Development Council (CAMSC)
- Board member of Disability: IN
- Board member of National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- Founding Board Member of GSDA – Global Supplier Diversity Alliance
Nedra was recognized by Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top Diversity and Inclusion Officers of Atlanta, Global Supplier Diversity Champion by NGLCC, Georgia Top 25 Women in their Female Success Factor Series, WE magazine as one of America’s Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity, Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity, WBENC Corporate Mentor of the Yea, USAPCC- SE region Mentor of the Year and most recently as Top 30 Champions in Diversity
Nedra grew up in Arkansas and holds an MBA from University of Southern California, a BS degree from Florida State University and BA degree from California State University @ Northridge.