Mosaic 2017

Amina Dickerson
Dickerson Global Advisors

Dickerson Global Advisors (DGA) was created as an outgrowth of Amina Dickerson’s leadership experience over a 35 year career in the non-profit, corporate and philanthropy sectors. As Senior Director at Kraft Foods she headed multi-national philanthropic programs in hunger relief, the arts, domestic violence and education. Dickerson also held executive posts with the National Museum of African Art at Smithsonian Institution, Chicago Historical Society and DuSable Museum of African American History. DGA provides counsel and support to organizations working on strategic and scenario planning, program development, succession planning and many other initiatives. As a coach, Amina’s focus is to help individuals and groups become fierce and imaginative leaders over the span of a career. Recent clients include Navy Pier, Inc., WTTW, Allstate, The Salzburg Global Seminar, Kellogg School of Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University and Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Dickerson studied theater at Emerson College, holds a certificate in arts management from Harvard University, and a M.A. in arts management from the American University in Washington, D.C . She also holds specialized certificates from the Global Business Network, Center for Creative Leadership, Coaches Training Institute and the Leadership Circle. She serves as chair of the Woods Fund of Chicago, Vice President of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, and also serves on the boards of the Women’s Funding Network, the African American Legacy Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, and the Leadership Advisory Council of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Her work has been recognized with awards from the Association of Black Foundation Executives, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, among many other civic honors. In 2009 she was added to the HistoryMakers national video archives of outstanding African American leaders and was named to The Network Journal’s Class of 25 Influential Black Women in Business and is included in the American University Alumni Hall of Fame.