How a Commitment to Inclusiveness and Diversity Creates Economic Growth
Around the country, businesses are committing to strengthen civic engagement for more inclusive communities. As an example, the CDW Supplier Diversity Program has found significant traction against a primary goal to drive economic growth through inclusivity for individuals in diverse communities -- which is why CDW overall spend across diverse businesses exceeded $2 billion in 2018. Join us for this session to learn how your business can support efforts to create equality in the supply chain through impactful sourcing and meaningful procurement, and how this improves diverse businesses by teaching, training, and supporting them to grow through inclusiveness in their local communities.
Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity at CDW
In this capacity, she drives CDW’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives. She is responsible for CDW’s $2+ Billion Dollar annual Supplier Diversity spend initiatives. Kristin is the architect of the CDW’s diverse supply chain which today is defined as more than 1100+ suppliers that serve the needs and offers solutions to CDW and their customers.
She is a member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council ( NMSDC) , Board Member of the Chicago Minority Supplier Diversity Council, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and TIG ( Technology Industry Group ), sharing her voice and best practices on inclusive business strategies. Kristin in 2019 was named by Diversity Professional one of the country’s TOP 25 Women Impacting Supplier Diversity.
Under Kristin’s leadership at CDW; the supplier diversity program at CDW has been named a finalist for Corporation of the Year with NMSDC in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, the supplier diversity program was named the Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Programs for veteran owned businesses.
This session is already approved for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI re-certification credits.
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