March is Women’s History Month (WHM)! At CDW, we are committed to empowering female talent by cultivating an environment where all women (and allies) have the resources they need to meet their professional goals. Together, we can inspire change in IT by supporting women in their careers, celebrating their achievements and creating equal opportunities.
To celebrate WHM at CDW, we’re highlighting the contributions of our Women’s Opportunity Network (WON) Business Resource Group and our partners helping eliminate the gender gap in tech. Here’s how we honor our commitment to supporting women as they grow in their careers.
Together, we can inspire change in IT by supporting women in their careers, celebrating their achievements and creating equal opportunities.
Our Women’s Opportunity Network (WON) Business Resource Group (BRG) cultivates an environment where women can connect and access resources that will help them succeed, including networking opportunities, work/life balance support and mentoring programs. With over 2,000 members, WON’s vision is to strengthen our inclusive culture by engaging, empowering and supporting female talent at CDW. The top 3 overarching initiatives include:
Deliver resources by creating content and guidance to help educate and empower women to succeed at all levels.
Establish opportunities for meaningful connections by fostering an environment which enables women to connect with coworkers, partners and the community.
Develop talent by providing skills and leadership capabilities for women to enhance awareness of opportunities along their career journey.
This Women’s History Month, and every month, we're proud to recognize the contributions and achievements of our female coworkers. Our Women’s Opportunity Network (WON) BRG is hosting an internal professional development event on how to be a self-promoter. We will also be spotlighting female coworkers and their stories internally throughout the month. To commemorate International Women’s Day, we will be sharing how coworkers across the globe #EmbraceEquity on our careers blog and on @CDWCareers Twitter and Instagram.
We are proud to have a diverse leadership team with our Executive Committee currently comprised of 47% female and our Board diversity at 36% female.
We partner with organizations that support advancing digital equity and closing the gender gap in technology such as:
Girls in Tech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap and building a diverse tech workforce. At the Girls in Tech Conference, attendees learn about companies leveraging technology to drive change — and how they can be a part of that change. Partners of the Girls in Tech Conference, such as CDW, share the goal of creating space for everyone in tech. During our first Empower Month, we partnered with Girls in Tech throughout October to match coworker donations by 2x.
We contribute to Girls Who Code’s mission to lead the movement to inspire, educate and equip students who identify as girls or nonbinary with the computing skills needed to pursue industry-leading career opportunities. CDW’s contribution supports the organization’s emerging workforce initiatives, which support college and workforce-ready students during this critical time and beyond. Additionally, as a Girls Who Code partner, CDW participates in technical interview workshops and virtual mentoring opportunities with students.
RISE, a scholarship program of the national nonprofit The Mom Project, accelerates equity for moms and women of color by providing access to upskill technology certifications while harnessing the power of community and support. CDW’s partnership with RISE helps ensure the program is free of charge for participants, so the opportunity to advance is available to everyone. RISE achieved key milestones in 2022, including hosting its first virtual RISE UP celebration event, launching new certification options and awarding more than 6,000 scholarships in its largest cohort to date. Because of its impact, RISE was a winner among Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Our Talent Acquisition team partners with The Mom Project to hire technology, sales and other corporate positions. Our partnership allows CDW to highlight its accessibility for working parents while hiring diverse and talented candidates.
We’re honored to be recognized as a leading employer for women by both Forbes and Fairygodboss. Forbes named CDW to its recent Best Employers for Women and World's Top Female-Friendly Companies lists while Fairygodboss highlighted CDW as part of its annual Best Companies for Women list.
We’re committed to cultivating an environment of equal belonging and inclusion where all coworkers can be their unique, authentic selves.
– CDW Team