DATE: November 9, 2021
TIME: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm ET | 12:00 - 12:50 pm PT
With Mohammed Hussain, Manager CDW
Phyllis Reid-Jarvis, MPH, PCC, Founder of Ultimate Potentials, a work-life flow business consultancy Barbara Mowat, President, GroYourBiz
Introduction by Kristin Malek, Global Business Diversity Director, CDW
This panel will shed light on what the future of supplier diversity and women-owned businesses looks like in Canada - the current status, challenges and opportunities. The panel will feature champions and advocates of women entrepreneurs in Canada. Join us to learn...
- The economic outlook
- The diversity, equity & inclusion in Canada outlook
- The women entrepreneurship outlook
Barbara is an international leader in the development of SME enterprises, with a special emphasis on women. She created the Uniquely Programs that assisted over 12,000 entrepreneurs access increased markets, created & owned a national magazine, a retail store, & an e-commerce site supporting women. She has assisted WBOs nationally & globally throughout Canada, South-East Asia, USA, South America, Europe, Afghanistan, India and Africa. She continues to be passionate about fostering the economic growth of women through GroYourBiz peer Business Advisory Boards.
Kristin Malek serves as the Director of Business Diversity at CDW. In this capacity, she drives CDW’s strategies to achieve equitable diversity objectives. She is responsible for CDW’ multibillion Billion Dollar annual diverse spend capabilities. Kristin is the architect of the CDW’s diverse supply chain which today is defined as more than 1100+ suppliers that serve the needs and offers solutions to CDW and their customers . She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Minority Supplier Diversity Council, a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, National Kristin Malek Circa Engagement October 2021 Scope of work LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Disability IN and National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). Kristin serves as an executive board member to a non for profit SHE TEK in NYC focusing on women and young girls participating in STEM as well as recently been named Chicago Blend’s Advisory Board as well as Illinois’’ Center for Enriched Living. Earlier this year, Kristin was named one of 2021’s Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity. And finally, Kristin has been named as One of NYC Most Responsible 100 for her work in diversity and inclusion in New York City as well as New York City’s 2021 Rising Star for her work in economic mobilization, equitable workforce, workplaces and supply chains.
Mohammed Hussain, Manager of Business Diversity at CDW. Business solution expert who has been with CDW for 15 years at varying capacities is focused on expanding CDW’s offering to its customers, influencing the supply chain in a meaningful way and ensuring Business Diversity at CDW is revenue enabling for all of its diverse partners, customers and partner ecosystem. Mohammed is also laser focused on identifying new partners to align with for enhancing the overall capabilities of CDW and bringing diverse partners closer to customers.
With expertise in organizational psychosocial health, conscious leadership, diversity and inclusion principles, Phyllis and her team support organizations and individuals achieve their work and life goals. Phyllis is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), holding a master’s degree in public health, a graduate Certificate in Health & Ageing, and is a certified MBTI practitioner, and a certified psychological health and safety workplace advisor.