Nasra Abdi is the Co-Founder and CEO of ACI Solutions, a global advanced technology company providing comprehensive solutions designed to help our clients optimize and improve operations and mission. Under Nasra’s visionary leadership, a team of expert business and technical professionals consistently provides unparalleled services worldwide to ACI’s diverse clientele. In addition to managing the company’s direction and strategy, Nasra oversees ACI’s corporate and community engagements, ensuring the company gives back to its community.
Below is our recent interview with Nasra Abdi, the Co-Founder and CEO at ACI Solutions:
Q: As a female CEO in IT, what can be done to continue to encourage women to join tech-driven industries?
A: “Helping women at an early age discover their passions for STEM careers is paramount. As a board member of PINK SPACE Theory, we help girls ages 6-18 develop the skills they need to feel empowered, motivated, and encouraged to enter any information technology field. As a company, cultivating a supportive work environment for women and all families has made a dynamic shift in the influx of female leaders in our industry. Creating a supportive and enriching corporate culture has been one of my focal points, and we are seeing excellent results in ACI’s team member dynamic.”
Q: What inspired you to pursue a leadership role?
A: “As a female executive and IT professional who immigrated to the United States from Somalia, a true leadership position has always been a goal of mine. As my career progressed, the importance of having representation at the executive level was apparent, and I am proud of the work ACI does to bring more inclusivity into this space.”
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to ACI Solutions?
A: “ACI is a full-service IT Provider for both Federal and Commercial clients. We focus on serving our partners with the most innovative technologies and the highest skill sets.”
Q: Who is your ideal client and why?
A: “Our ideal client is one where we can foster an authentic partnership. We work with fantastic agencies and organizations that trust us to ensure their mission and goals align with our results and long-term solutions.”
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: “ACI Solutions has been supporting the mission of DHS/TSA for over 22 years. This is the longest-running partnership for a small business since the inception of DHS/TSA.”