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Nedra Dickson, Accenture

Nedra DicksonNedra Dickson is the global supplier diversity and sustainability lead for Accenture. Accenture strives to maximize the value of their supplier relationships and places a high value on diversity as evidenced by their ongoing programs to attract, retain and advance women, minorities and other diverse groups.

The busy executive offers sage advice to women who are looking to increase their income, net worth or both. “Women must learn the financial dynamics of the market. … Women have to continue to not be afraid to ask for what they deserve,” she says.

Dickson believes there are three factors to being a successful woman: “Solid faith and honesty with yourself; able to receive constructive criticism and give honest feedback; and having a close group of trusted friends and peers who can be frank, generous, and root for each other’s success.”