Business and Supplier Diversity at CDW
CDW’s deep experience, expertise and commitment to diversity excellence is critical to our ongoing success. We invest time building partnerships with our diverse suppliers and in working side-by-side with them to serve our customers.
A successful business diversity program seeks to provide diverse suppliers equal access to purchasing opportunities, but it also promotes diverse supplier participation reflective of the community and customers; optimizes your supply chain; creates revenue, jobs and wages; builds stronger communities; unleashes economic growth and raises the competition as a corporation needs to meet a diverse supplier spend.
About CDW’s Business Diversity Program | Kristin Malek, Director of Business Diversity at CDW
Meet Our Suppliers
"CDW gives us the opportunity to amplify our expertise and strong customer focus with best-in-class technology, as well as the best e-commerce and operational infrastructure in the market."
President and CEO, Betis Group
"In less than two years, our relationship with CDW expanded significantly when ICP became an official WBE supplier under CDW-G’s NYC Requirements Contract as well as participating in their MSA for services. Collectively, we have supported NYC government agencies through the most unprecedented and challenging times our industry has ever seen."
President & CEO, ICP
"CDW has helped us expand in several areas of contingent labor needs thereby allowing us to grow our business. We’re partners who create win-win solutions to the challenges that we all face. Each company supports the other’s initiatives, needs, and information and that enables us to support the goals of our respective companies and our customers."
President, The CRS Group
"CDW has been crucial to our growth over the last few years ... Most recently, CDW has included us in their top 3 partners to cultivate the ever-growing cloud business. We are beyond grateful for the close partnership we have and can only hope to continue building for many years to come."
Owner & President, Liquid PC
How We're Doing: CDW's Business Diversity Growth Story
In 2007, when we formalized our Supplier Diversity Program, CDW facilitated around $359 million of spending with small and minority-owned businesses. In 2021, that figure grew to $3.4 billion, our highest annual expenditure to date.
It means our total spending with our diverse partners has now reached more than $20 billion while the number of them with whom we work also continues to rise year on year, now standing at over 1,100.
Read CDW’s 2021 Economic Impact Report (PDF) →
Awards & Recognition
Alongside our membership of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, we actively support a variety of organizations and events that focus on identifying opportunities for small and diverse businesses to thrive and grow.
We’re also proud to have been recognized for diversity excellence in 2020 and 2021 by a number of leading organizations and publications dedicated to providing greater representation, employment and economic advancement for minority, women, veteran and LGBTQ+ communities.
Come Meet Our Team
We are committed to personally engaging with our diverse suppliers and customers through maintaining a presence at the following national conferences.
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Become a Diverse Supplier
As a diverse business owner, you have goals for growing and developing your company, and becoming a diverse supplier to a Fortune 500 company. Let’s talk.