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ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson talks to business leaders and shares her personal thoughts on everything from in-house practice and diversity in the profession to wellness and mindfulness, and more. 

ACC President & CEO Veta T. Richardson Publishes New Book 

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Take Six: Essential Habits to Own Your Destiny, Overcome Challenges, and Unlock Opportunities (ForbesBooks)

"During my time at ACC, and from every stop along the way, I accumulated a lot of advice I wanted to share with others,” said Veta T. Richardson, ACC President & CEO. “Far too often we feel we must conform to outside pressures, perhaps from our family, friends, coworkers, or society in general. I felt it was important to empower others by sharing ways to advance our personal or professional goals, and feel comfortable defining our own paths forward."  -Veta T. Richardson

Visit and view the release from ForbesBooks for more on Veta's exciting new venture!




"Ask the Experts" - An Interview with Veta T. Richardson

Tom Yorton of Ethisphere interviews ACC President & CEO Veta T. Richardson about her new book, Take Six: Essential Habits to Own Your Destiny, Overcome Challenges, and Unlock Opportunities.

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Recent Interviews & Articles

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My Take: Appreciating the Value of ACC Connections
Veta writes about the importance of creating connections, and how one led to her participation in a vital roundtable supporting the launch of the "HIRE" initiative - focused on equity in hiring practices.
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My Take: From COVID Caterpillar to Emerging Butterfly
Read Veta's Latest President's Message
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Radio America Interviews ACC CEO Veta T. Richardson
Radio America’s Executive Leader’s Radio interviews Veta on what shaped her into a successful executive leader
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How I'm Practicing Self-care
Veta shares her tips for taking care of one's self

For a little more than a year, being the leader of any organization, big or small, has been fraught with challenges that prior to this year were unimaginable. The expectations of leadership expanded past operational objectives, profit margins, team management, and financial goals. We have had to make decisions based upon incomplete and shifting information about the pandemic and its influence on health, safety, and the need to put employees’ mental and physical well-being at the top of the priority list. Leaders have learned to write their playbooks while the game was fully underway.

-From Veta's recent Op Ed "A Call for Individual DEI Leadership and Personal Accountability"


Read the full article on Law360 

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Fighting Incivility with Kindness
Read Veta's message about the importance of being kind, to yourself and to others.
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New Year, New Opportunities for Hope
Read Veta's forward-looking President's Message
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Veta Interviews Dana Denis-Smith
Veta and Dana talk about the lawyer's varied career journey and commitment to women in the profession
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From Open Work Space to Work from Home
Veta explores the challenges and rewards of breaking down work walls — inside the office and at home

Creating Opportunity Out of Chaos — Starting New Roles During COVID-19

Veta speaks to three lawyers who found new roles during this challenging time

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ACC Initiatives & More

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ACC Foundation's I.D.E.A.L. Series
A collection of carefully curated programs and resources on race, equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion
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ACC 2023 Chief Legal Officers Survey
ACC's annual survey of Global Chief Legal Officers and General Counsel
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ACC's Seat at the Table Initiative
Interviews with CLOs and executives, as well as additional resources on the importance of positioning the CLO for maximum impact

ACC's Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion 


Share Your Views!

Periodically, Veta interviews innovative leaders in the business community. Please reach out if you or someone you know is doing something note-worthy in the legal world or beyond, if you have a story to tell, or if there's a topic you'd like to see Veta explore. We would love to hear from you!

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