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Kristin Malek

 

Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity

CDW

Kristin Malek is Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity of CDW. She is responsible driving CDW’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives.

Ms. Malek, a graduate from Cornell University in Diversity and Inclusion, is responsible for CDW’s multi-billion dollar annual Supplier Diversity spend initiatives. She is the architect of the CDW’s diverse supply chain which today includes more than 1100+ suppliers that serve the needs and offer solutions to CDW and their customers. Malek is a member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council, 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, and Board Member for nonprofit She Tek, advancing young girls in STEM.

Under Ms. Malek's leadership, the supplier diversity program at CDW has been named a finalist for Corporation of the Year with National Minority Supplier Diversity Council  for the past three consecutive years. In 2020, the supplier diversity program was named the Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Programs for veteran owned businesses, women owned business, black owned businesses, and LGTBQ owned businesses. She has been named one of Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity in 2019 and 2020 by Diversity Professional. Malek's efforts carry a reach around the country. She has been named one of the 100 Most Responsible Leaders in NYC.  Under her leadership, in 2019 CDW was inducted into the prestigious Billion Dollar Roundtable.