About CDW Canada
CDW Canada is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. CDW Canada helps customers achieve their goals by delivering integrated technology solutions and services that help customers navigate an increasingly complex IT market and maximize the return on their technology investment. Areas of focus include software, networking, unified communications, data centre and mobility solutions. CDW Canada is on the Channel Daily News Top 100 Solutions Provider list in Canada, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. For more information, visit CDW.ca
Canadian Leadership team:
Effective January 1st, 2021, Ginette Adragna assumed the role of vice president and general manager for CDW Canada. As CDW Canada’s former vice president and CFO, Ginette leverages her twenty-three years of experience at CDW to continue building on the organization’s strong foundation and recognition across Canada. Ginette has extensive channel experience and is recognized as a distinguished female executive in the Canadian technology sector.
CDW Canada and CAMSC Membership
Through our supplier diversity program, CDW generates business opportunities that position diverse suppliers for economic sustainability, yield competitive advantages for our company and deliver exceptional technology experiences for our customers through innovation. We recognize that partnering with suppliers who provide a diverse set of ideas – in addition to delivering support, goods, and services – creates a significant competitive advantage for CDW and our customers. CDW’s strong commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive supply chain is reflected through achieving membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an exclusive group of US based companies that have procured more than $1 billion annually from minority and women-owned businesses on a first-tier basis.
Now, as we all seek to recover from one of the most disruptive periods in recent history, we’re more determined than ever to use our scale and reach to drive inclusive growth and create economic and social opportunities for all.
As a direct result, and recognizing the incredible contributions of our US counterparts, the CDW Canada organization established a CDW Canada Supplier DiversITy taskforce in late 2020. In early 2021, working closely with our US counterparts, we’ve worked through the process of becoming corporate members of CAMSC. In our evaluation, it was meaningful to our organization to see our common values in CAMSC’s mission and vision statements and to learn about CAMSC’s association with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) and Global Supplier Diversity Alliance (GSDA). We are honored to be working with CAMSC to kick-off our Supplier Diversity program in Canada. We would like to be active member of CAMSC and jointly work towards Supplier Diversity goals.
Our Supplier Diversity initiative is an important pillar for CDW’s overall Inclusion & Diversity Roadmap. Overall, we believe that Inclusion & Diversity is more than the right thing to do; it is critical to every organization’s success and it’s equally critical to be intentional. Diverse ideas and voices foster innovation, collaboration and ensures that employees perform to their best. Tomorrow’s new ideas do not come from yesterday’s thinking. For us, path ahead is about economic impact we are creating in communities around us, jobs created with diverse suppliers along with the current goals of more spend with diverse suppliers and onboarding of new diverse suppliers in our supply chains.
Links & Social Media
CDW Canada: www.cdw.com/supplierdiversity
More information about CDW’s global leadership team can be found here: https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/about/overview/our-leadership.html