Project Description

Kristin Malek
Senior Manager Supplier Diversity

An Insider’s Look Into How TIG Collaborates to Advance MBE Inclusion in the Tech Industry Supply Chain
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
11:30 AM

Kristin Malek serves as the Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity at CDW.

In this capacity, she drives CDW’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives. She is responsible for CDW’s $1.9+ Billion Dollar annual Supplier Diversity spend initiatives. Kristin is the architect of the CDW’s diverse supply chain which today is defined as more than 800+ suppliers that serve the needs and offers solutions to CDW and their customers.

She is a member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council and TIG ( Technology Industry Group ), sharing her voice and best practices on inclusive business strategies.

Kristin brings more than 16 years of senior leadership experience making her a SME on diversity growth and development.As the Director of Field Projects for a Fortune 200 company, where she was responsible for establishing and executing the organization’s diversity objectives, initiatives, and strategies, as well as focusing on the company’s optimization & localization initiatives.

Most recently Kristin served as the Chief Operating Officer for a National Non for Profit, where she created and led the vision and strategy for the organization in partnership with the National Board of Directors and other senior leaders. In her role as COO, Kristin placed a large focus on identifying, onboarding and managing strategic partnerships of all kinds.

Kristin lives in Chicago, IL with her two daughters, Katelynn and Kendall. Kristin also serves on the Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Committee for School District 70.