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A Message to our Diverse and Small Business Supply Chain

From the COVID-19 pandemic and an historic election to the vital action being taken against social injustice, 2020 has tested us in new and extraordinary ways – as individuals, as businesses and as a society. 

What’s more, we can expect the economic, social and political impact of these challenges to be felt for many years to come. I therefore want to assure you that CDW’s commitment to supporting our diverse supplier network has never been stronger.

For us, supplier diversity isn’t a short-term trend or a catchphrase on a website; it’s a long-term solution. Which is why I’m extremely proud to report that the number of partnerships we have with small, minority-owned firms has now grown to more than 1,200. The amount we spend with them is also rising every year – up to $2.1 billion in 2019. 

Most importantly, we’ve seen first-hand the positive impact that our commitment to supplier diversity is having. For our small business partners, it helps drive vital revenues. For our communities, it generates new jobs, increases wages and boosts local spending. And for our customers, it provides access to the best, most cutting-edge solutions and experiences.

Now, as we all seek to recover from one of the most disruptive periods in recent history, we’re more determined than ever to use our scale and reach to drive inclusive growth and create economic and social opportunities for all. 

Thank you for your partnership, your hard work and your innovation. We look forward to enjoying even greater success together in 2021 and beyond.

Kristin Malek

Leader of Business Diversity,

CDWContact me directly at: krimale@cdw.com

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AT CDW

We value diverse suppliers.

Through our supplier diversity program, CDW generates business opportunities that position diverse suppliers for economic sustainability, yield competitive advantages for our company and deliver exceptional technology experiences for our customers through innovation. Having a diverse supplier base enables CDW to contribute to the economic well-being of all segments of the U.S. population. We recognize that partnering with suppliers who provide a diverse set of ideas – in addition to delivering support, goods, and services – creates a significant competitive advantage for CDW and our customers. CDW's strong commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive supply chain is reflected through achieving membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an exclusive group of U.S. based companies that have procured more than $1 billion annually from minority and women-owned businesses on a first-tier basis.

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Become a CDW Supplier

All qualified and certified suppliers who would like to be considered as strategic partners should complete the profile form. This form is used by CDW to understand relevant information about your company.

 

Customers

Looking for diverse spend in your procurement?

Talk with your CDW Account Manager, 
or call 800.800.4239.
Need direct or indirect diverse spend
reporting on an existing account?
 
Email Tier2Reporting@cdw.com and we'll 
promptly support your reporting needs.

 
 

Customers

 
Looking for diverse 
spend in your procurement?

Talk with your CDW Account Manager, or call.

Need direct or indirect 
reporting on an existing account?

Email Tier2Reporting@cdw.com and we'll promptly support your reporting needs.

Our diverse suppliers are an integral part of our supply chain services offering. Their partnership allows us to comply with customer order fulfillment requirements while providing the solutions and services our customers want, when they want them.

Byron Holden, Vice President, Procurement

Culture and Leadership Commitment

Come meet our Supplier Diversity team.

We are committed to personally engaging with our diverse suppliers and customers through
maintaining a presence at the following national conferences:

Come meet
our Supplier Diversity 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

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2021 WBENC Summit & Salute Conference

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NMSDC Leadership Week


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WBENC National Conference


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NMSDC Program Manager's Seminar


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Disability:IN Conference


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NGLCC Business & Leadership Conference

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NMSDC Business Opportunity Exchange Conference

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NaVOBA Conference


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CDW Supplier Diversity Team Awards and Recognition

  

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Billion Dollar Roundtable Excellence in Supplier Diversity

CDW achieved membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, joining an exclusive group of U.S.-based companies, such as Apple, Dell and Microsoft, that have procured more than $1 billion annually from minority- and women-owned businesses on a first-tier basis. This accomplishment reflects CDW’s strong commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive supply chain. Through its supplier diversity program, CDW is committed to generating business opportunities that position diverse suppliers for economic sustainability, yield competitive advantages and deliver exceptional technology experiences for customers through innovation. 

US Veteran 2020
2020 US Veterans Magazine Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Program

The goal of the U.S. Veterans Magazine annual evaluation is to not only bring the latest information and guidance to their readers, but also encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies. The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm’s agents and/or affiliates. This year, more than 350 companies and institutions participated and recognized CDW as a 2020 Best of the Best in Supplier Diversity Program.

Woman's Magazine 2020
2020 Professional Woman’s Magazine Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Program

Professional Woman’s Magazine, now celebrating its 21st year, polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its Best of the Best evaluations. PWM is one of the nation’s fastest-growing magazines, promoting the advancement of multicultural women in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. The outstanding efforts toward this promotion make these companies leaders in the quest for true diversity, and we commend them all.The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives and government agencies. It provides non-biased results that are valuable resources for job-seekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.

Black EOE Journal - 2020
2020 Black EOE Journal Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Program

Black EOE Journal, now celebrating its 29th year of diversity, polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2020 Best of the Best evaluations. BEOEJ is one of the nation’s fastest-growing magazines, promoting the advancement of African Americans in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. The outstanding efforts toward this promotion make these companies leaders in the quest for true diversity, and we commend them all.The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives and government agencies. It provides non-biased results that are valuable resources for job-seekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.

HISPANIC Network Magazine - 2020
2020 HISPANIC Network Magazine Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Program

HISPANIC Network Magazine, now celebrating its 28th year of diversity, polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its annual Best of the Best evaluations. HNM is one of the nation’s fastest-growing magazines, promoting the advancement of Hispanics in all aspects of education, business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. The outstanding efforts toward this promotion make these educational institutions leaders in the quest for true diversity, and we commend them all. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives and government agencies. It provides non-biased results that are valuable resources for job-seekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.

CDW Supplier Diversity Team in Digital Publications

Diversity Professional,

Winter 2020
CDW Featured David Hutchins, VP of Strategic Programs

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Diversity Professional,
Winter 2020
CDW Featured Mohammed Hussain MGR, Supplier Diversity

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WEUSA Magazine,
Volume III 2019
CDW Featured Page 38 

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WEUSA Magazine,
Volume 1 2019
CDW Featured Page 92–93 

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Supplier Diversity Economic Impact 2019

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WEUSA Magazine,
Volume II 2018
CDW Featured Page 48–49

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Billion Dollar Roundtable Inducts Newest Member CDW Corp

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Diversity Professional,
Summer 2019
CDW Featured Page 36–38 

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