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

Hernan Cortes,  President and CEO, Betis Group

"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."

Hernan Cortes,

President and CEO, Betis Group

Michelle Fabozzi,  President & CEO, ICP

"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."

Michelle Fabozzi,

President & CEO, ICP

Michael Gaines, President, The CRS Group

"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."

Michael Gaines,

President, The CRS Group

Loretta Sivret, Owner & President, Liquid PC

"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."

Loretta Sivret,

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.

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1.7 Billion

Wages Supported


$5.7 Billion

Production Impact


1.5 Billion

Taxes Generated



Jobs Supported


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.

National 8(a)
Small Business Conference

2021 WBENC Summit &
Salute Conference

NMSDC Leadership Week

WBENC National Conference

NMSDC Program Manager’s Seminar

NGLCC Business &
Leadership Conference

NMSDC Business Opportunity
Exchange Conference

Disability:IN Conference

NaVOBA Conference

CDW Business Diversity Program In The News

Business Diversity
Economic Impact Report


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Definitive Action Figure: 
Kristin Malek is Breaking Glass Aad Making Gains


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Pandemic Hire Power of Kristin Malek and CDW  Summer 2021
CDW Featured Page 32-33

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Billion Dollar Roundtable
Inducts Newest Member
CDW Corp


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Winter 2020
CDW Featured Mohammed Hussain, MGR
Supplier Diversity

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Diversity Professional,
Winter 2020
CDW Featured David Hutchins, VP of Strategic Programs

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WEUSA Magazine
Volume I 2019
CDW Featured Page 92-93


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Diversity Professional, Summer 2019
CDW Featured Page 36-38

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WEUSA Magazine
Volume II 2018
CDW Featured Page 48-49

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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.