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October 20, 2020

Belonging. IT Matters. with Yakira Love

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As CDW continues its journey of belonging and working towards a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, we’re highlighting the unique perspectives and voices of our coworkers. Meet Yakira Love (she/her/hers).

Describe your full, authentic self.

My name is Yakira Love. I'm a black female sales representative, and I am passionate about cooking, real estate, and trying to bridge the economic and financial gap that African American and black communities have suffered.

Why does belonging matter?

I think that belonging really matters because it lets coworkers know that you’re valued, you're important. Your experiences, your perspective, your background, is valued, and it's just as important as anyone else’s. You belong here.

I'm bringing something no one else can say they've had at any other company. I'm bringing Yakira Love.

What happens when you feel free to bring your whole authentic self to work?

When I'm bringing my true, authentic self to work, I'm bringing something no one else can say they've had at any other company. I'm bringing Yakira Love. There's not another one in the world. If we all can bring our unique and different backgrounds, perspectives, and opinions, we can bring something that no other company has: ourselves. We can come together and collaborate and bring new and creative ideas. Who knows what we will accomplish if we could bring our real selves to work?

What's one of CDW's values that you feel most resonates with you?

The CDW value that resonates with me the most is “We listen.” Through the continuous trials and tribulations of BLM and events going on around the world, CDW has made an effort to listen and make their minority coworkers feel heard. Instead of giving generic responses, “We listen” and take notes.

What does life look like outside of the office for you?

Outside of the office, I am a daughter, older sister, and a pet mother to my dog Bailee. I try to find different ways to give back and make a difference in my community. I volunteer within my neighborhood feeding the homeless as well as mentoring children that went to my high school. I also want to prevent the further displacement of people in my community into poverty-stricken areas, so I recently obtained my Realtors license to “buy back the block”. I have a passion for interior design and if I can help provide homes for people less fortunate it will help me continue to pour into my community.

What three words would you use to describe #LifeAtCDW?

Open to change.

- Yakira Love

As CDW continues its journey of belonging and working towards a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, we’re highlighting the unique perspectives and voices of our coworkers. Meet Yakira Love (she/her/hers).

Describe your full, authentic self.

My name is Yakira Love. I'm a black female sales representative, and I am passionate about cooking, real estate, and trying to bridge the economic and financial gap that African American and black communities have suffered.

Why does belonging matter?

I think that belonging really matters because it lets coworkers know that you’re valued, you're important. Your experiences, your perspective, your background, is valued, and it's just as important as anyone else’s. You belong here.

I'm bringing something no one else can say they've had at any other company. I'm bringing Yakira Love.

What happens when you feel free to bring your whole authentic self to work?

When I'm bringing my true, authentic self to work, I'm bringing something no one else can say they've had at any other company. I'm bringing Yakira Love. There's not another one in the world. If we all can bring our unique and different backgrounds, perspectives, and opinions, we can bring something that no other company has: ourselves. We can come together and collaborate and bring new and creative ideas. Who knows what we will accomplish if we could bring our real selves to work?

What's one of CDW's values that you feel most resonates with you?

The CDW value that resonates with me the most is “We listen.” Through the continuous trials and tribulations of BLM and events going on around the world, CDW has made an effort to listen and make their minority coworkers feel heard. Instead of giving generic responses, “We listen” and take notes.

What does life look like outside of the office for you?

Outside of the office, I am a daughter, older sister, and a pet mother to my dog Bailee. I try to find different ways to give back and make a difference in my community. I volunteer within my neighborhood feeding the homeless as well as mentoring children that went to my high school. I also want to prevent the further displacement of people in my community into poverty-stricken areas, so I recently obtained my Realtors license to “buy back the block”. I have a passion for interior design and if I can help provide homes for people less fortunate it will help me continue to pour into my community.

What three words would you use to describe #LifeAtCDW?

Open to change.

- Yakira Love

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