CDW Corporation

https://www.cdw.com/
Women's Ratings
4.5
  • Headquarters Location

    Lincolnshire, IL (United States)

  • Number of Employees

    5,001-10,000

  • Website

    www.cdw.com
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CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces and workspaces of more than 250,000 companies, from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. We’ve powered record-breaking data traffic at a Super Bowl stadium and equipped mom-and-pop stores with POS systems for Small Business Saturday. We’ve helped hospitals keep medical records secure from data breeches and we’ve migrated a university business school to the cloud. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small.
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    Meet a Fairygodboss at CDW Corporation

    • Name

      Christine (Chris) Leahy

    • Position

      Chief Revenue Officer

      Lincolnshire, IL

    Christine Leahy is chief revenue officer for CDW. Leahy holds accountability for all customer-facing units of the company, including its Corporate, Public, Small Business, International and Strategic Solutions & Services organizations. She is responsible for ensuring continued strong revenue growth and that CDW’s go-to-market models remain highly relevant to its customers today and well into the future.

    Most recently, Leahy was senior vice president, international, where she led the development of the company’s international strategy including the acquisition of Kelway, now CDW UK, and was responsible for performance of its international business. Leahy also acted as chief legal officer, having joined CDW in 2002 as the company’s first general counsel. Leahy was a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP prior to that.

    Leahy earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and J.D. from Boston College Law School. She completed the CEO Perspective Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as well as the Women’s Director Development Program at Kellogg. Leahy is chair of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Home and Aid. She is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network. In addition, Leahy is a founder and current sponsor of CDW’s Women’s Opportunity Network, a business resource group that actively and strategically supports women advancement at CDW.

What Women Should Know about Working At CDW Corporation
At CDW, we embrace different and we never stop chasing improvement. We know that tomorrow’s ideas don’t come from yesterday’s thinking, so we prefer working with people who see the world differently.

We expect equality and are passionate about inclusion. We ensure all coworkers have the resources required to perform at their highest level – whether it’s collaboration tools, ongoing training or resource groups. We empower, motivate, and inspire our teams and leaders to excel in every aspect of their role.

Accelerating Advancement of Women
  • We designed and launched UniversITy Women in 2016 which connects college women with female leaders from Fortune 500 tech companies
  • CDW hosts an annual Women in IT Summit to increase support and further the development of our female coworkers
  • Our award-winning training programs for our entry-level sales and engineering roles focus on skill development and leadership
  • CDW continues to invest in early talent identification programs. These programs allow us to have targeted attraction strategies and provide increased opportunities for professional growth.

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • At CDW, we understand that diversity fuels our success and is essential to running a smart business. We take pride in embracing an inclusive culture that empowers women to take charge of their careers. Our Women’s Opportunity Network (WON) Business Resource Group provides tools and opportunities for women to advance and become leaders while driving CDW’s business objectives forward.
    • Unconscious bias training
    • Yes
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes
    • Succession planning initiatives
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for performance evaluation
    • Yes
    • Executive coaching
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Flexible working policies
    • We offer flexible working arrangements for many of our coworkers, and with access to the newest virtual collaboration tools, it’s easier than ever to connect with colleagues and customers from anywhere.

Parental Leave

    • Overview: Parental leave policies
    • CDW is coworker and family focused and remains compliant with all Federal and State leave regulations, in addition to providing competitive and valuable benefits to the workforce as appropriate for their family needs.
    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes, CDW has a supplemental paid maternity benefit for eligible moms based on years of service.
    • Unpaid maternity leave
    • Yes, New parents who are FMLA eligible can take up to 12-weeks of unpaid time to care for their newborn per federal guidelines.
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes, Parents who adopt a child may receive paid time off for maternity/paternity leave of one week for each full year of service, up to a maximum of four weeks.
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes
    • Additional short-term disability info
    • For eligible coworkers, CDW provides short-term disability coverage after one year of service. Percentage payable is a tiered percentage starting at 50% of a coworkers average earnings and increases based on years of service.

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes, CDW accommodates mothers who choose to continue nursing after returning to work. All CDW locations have a Mother’s Room, in close proximity to work areas, where a coworker can nurse in privacy.
    • Phased-in post-maternity return
    • Yes, CDW is partnered with Transitions into Parenting which provides support to new moms and dads through return to work consultations, lactation consulting, parent support groups and online parenting webinars.
    • Fertility benefits
    • Yes

Care-taking benefits

    • Care-taking benefits information
    • CDW knows that managing work and personal life is a balancing act and offers a number of resources and services to help make life a little easier at home.
    • Back-up childcare
    • Yes, CDW subsidizes the cost for temporary childcare services at Bright Horizons Centers. Each family can use this service up to 20 times a year.
    • On-site childcare
    • Yes, CDW@Play is a fully equipped childcare center located at our Corporate Headquarters in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The cost and availability depend on the ages and number of children enrolled.
    • Childcare subsidies
    • Yes
    • Elder-care benefits
    • Yes, Bright Horizons Years Ahead program is a resource for caregivers to assist with location appropriate resources and support regarding eldercare. CDW’s coworker assistance program is also a great resource for coworkers with this need.

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