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Partner Summit Demonstrates How CDW Empowers Our Vendor Partners, Customers and Communities

CDW’s annual Partner Summit is an opportunity for key partners and coworkers to come together to network, learn and grow. For the second year in a row, in late 2021, we held our Partner Summit virtually.

The theme of the 2021 Partner Summit was Empowerment – how, together with our partners, we empower our customers, our communities, partnerships and possibilities. We followed through on that by talking with our partners about our shared interest in digital equity, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and community engagement overall. 

Watch our Global Social Impact video (right), which debuted at the 2021 Partner Summit and highlights our social impact partnerships with three of our vendor partners – Adobe, HP and Intel.

In the video, we define our commitment to digital equity as “how we empower learners to reach their unlimited potential through technology.” As part of our Partner Summit program, we donated to support the digital equity initiatives of eight Chicago area nonprofit organizations:

  • Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago 
  • Boys and Girls - Clubs of Chicago 
  • Chicago Children's Choir  
  • Chicago Urban League 
  • i.c.stars
  • Junior Achievement of Chicago  
  • Navy Pier 
  • YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

As always, Partner Summit focused on recognizing our partners’ trust in – and commitment to – realizing the full strength of partnering with CDW. We also celebrated how the combined efforts of CDW and our vendor partners enable us to provide technology solutions and services to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. 

Global Social Impact Video