Power of Women at CDW
At CDW, we've always been leaders in the industry
We’ve been leaders in changing the way people think about IT. Now, we aim to be leaders in empowering women. Every day, we work to bring our female coworkers the resources to explore, grow and become change-makers in the field of technology. Together, we can lay the groundwork for an IT industry where talent is celebrated regardless of gender.
Carm, Lead Product Designer
Through CDW, Carm has found mentors that hold her accountable for her goals and help her fully explore her passion for UX design. Carm follows through on her mission to give back as a co-founder of DesignTech, an organization dedicated to creating a sense of community for minority women in design through community outreach events.
"Do it. Look for what you want. Do the ground work to get you there and go for it... it’s not just about the job description."
Jennifer, Manager, Internal Customer Assistance Network
When Jennifer first started at CDW, she was able pursue a project that ultimately changed how CDW ships products to customers and improved the customer experience. She feels the CDW leadership team’s confidence in her abilities has given her the opportunity to pursue her career interests and learn the skills she needs to accomplish her goals to be a stronger advocate for the team.
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At CDW, we expect equality and are passionate about inclusion. We empower, motivate, and inspire our teams and leaders to excel in every aspect of their role.
CDW’s women’s business group, Women’s Opportunity Network (WON), helps CDW foster an inclusive culture where women are actively engaged and can realize their fullest career potential. WON provides resources, connections and enablement to help women succeed while driving our company business objectives. Programs include:
- Networking opportunities
- Professional development
- Mentoring program
- Community service
- Personal branding strategies
- Work/life balance support and resources
- Empowerment and advocating for yourself
"Do what’s most authentic to you."
Yareli, Account Manager
Yareli has always looked up to giants in the tech world like Sheryl Sandberg, and taken her advice to heart. She feels that CDW makes it easy to lean in and pursue the projects that are special to her, including her involvement in CDW’s Business Resource Groups to continuously encourage coworkers’ professional development and leadership.
Our Culture is Inclusion
Women hold 30 percent of Director, Vice President or Senior Officer roles at CDW, and that number is only growing.
The Chicago Network, which monitors the progress of women as top earners in Chicago companies, recognizes CDW as a Top 5 Performer.
Each of CDW's 12 Business Resource Groups offer unique mentoring opportunities, like the Women’s Opportunity Network’s mentoring “speed dating” with CDW leadership.