Diversity and Inclusion

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06 Oct: Virtual sales advisor finds supportive community within Best Buy

Editor’s Note: In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Best Buy celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and the role they play in making the workplace a better place.

Maryland Best Buy employee Toni knows laughter can go a long way. The part-time virtual sales advisor is always the first to joke with her coworkers. It’s something that helps her share her story with others.

“I crack jokes because it makes it easier for people to deal with the situation,” she said.

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30 Jun: Best Buy earns top score on 2023 Disability Equality Index

Best Buy was named a 2023 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” with a score of 100 by the Disability Equality Index (DEI). It’s the ninth year in a row we’ve made the list.  

The index is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that recognizes commitment toward disability equality practices and helps companies build a roadmap of actions that they can take to achieve inclusion and equality in the workplace.  

We are proud to be recognized for such factors as: culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, community engagement, supplier diversity and non-U.S.


28 Jan: Best Buy Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for 16th Year

For the 16th year, Best Buy has achieved a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index, earning the distinction of being a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

We are proud of this meaningful recognition, which reflects our continued, long-term commitment to workplace equality.

“We want everyone to feel safe, valued, and supported in being authentically themselves,” said Mark Irvin, Best Buy’s chief inclusion, diversity and talent officer. “Being named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality highlights that we are acting in line with our values of being a place where everyone can see themselves in the story.”


15 Jan: Best Buy's 'More of this' campaign aims to drive change

While technology can do a lot for the world, it’s the people who make all the difference. Yet, for too long, some people have been left out of opportunities, jobs, equity and expression simply because of who they are.

At Best Buy, we believe technology can help give more people a voice. It can level the playing field and take creativity to new heights.

That’s the inspiration behind our new “More of this” marketing campaign, which kicks off this month. Focused on supporting inclusion and diversity, the mantra refers to giving more access, representation and recognition to more people.


15 Jan: These Black Leaders Are Helping Best Buy Thrive

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the significant contributions and achievements Black Americans have made — and continue to make — to our country, our communities and our company.

At Best Buy, we know that diversity matters year-round. That’s why we aim to build teams that reflect our communities across all parts of our business, including our stores, distribution centers and the corporate office. And we’re committed to doing better.

This month, we’re highlighting three dynamic Black leaders who are helping drive Best Buy forward.


26 Feb: Flipping the script: Best Buy developer is on a mission

From the time Molly Hayes could crawl, she would go exploring, take things apart and try to put them back together. And while some children might prefer a song or story when they had trouble falling asleep, Molly calmed her mind in a different way.

“I would ask my mom for long division problems, and I would work through those in my head until I passed out,” she said. “Luckily for me, my mom was a teacher and noticed my aptitude.”


26 Feb: Best Buy returns to its girls-only roots for first 2020 Geek Squad Academy

Geek Squad Academy is an educational program that partners with local nonprofits and other youth organizations that share a focus on teaching youth and teens about technology.

For most students, a Monday off from school could seem like a perfect time to sleep or hang with friends. On Jan. 20, 40 girls chose to spend their free day getting hands on with tech at a Best Buy Geek Squad Academy.

They were from Project Scientist, a national program that exposes girls as young as 4 to science, technology, engineering and math careers.


24 Feb: 5 reasons Best Buy is a great place for women to work

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re focusing on the future of women in STEM. Currently, only 28% of STEM professionals in the U.S. are women and at Best Buy, we think that’s just not good enough.

“We need to empower more girls to go into STEM fields, or we’re not utilizing half of the brain power in the world,” CEO Corie Barry said. “That also means that what gets studied and what gets made will be determined by only half of the population.


19 Feb: Forbes, HRC, Bloomberg honor Best Buy for diversity leadership

It’s a top priority for Best Buy to build an inclusive culture. We aim to reflect the population of the communities we serve to deliver exceptional experiences for our customers and our employees. It’s simple: People want to be where they feel they belong.

That’s why we’re proud to be recognized for our progress by three esteemed lists for diversity leadership:

Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2020

Best Buy ranked in the top 15 percent of the Best Employers for Diversity list, published by Forbes.

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02 Feb: Blue Shirts share their motivation to show up and smile

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people in America, past and present. This February, Best Buy is proud to highlight the central role its black employees, leaders and vendors play in writing the next chapter of the company, our communities and the tech industry.

Walk into the Best Buy store in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter the bright smiles of Kalif Ahmed and Amir Mussa – first-generation Americans, cousins and co-workers.

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02 Feb: Best Buy, black leaders working to improve promotion, recruitment

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people in America, past and present. This February, Best Buy is proud to highlight the central role its black employees, leaders and vendors play in writing the next chapter of the company, our communities and the tech industry.

Diversity and inclusion is not just a trendy corporate buzzword. At Best Buy, it is an intentional journey the company has committed to at all levels, from our corporate campus to local stores and distribution centers.


10 Oct: Best Buy represented at Blacks in Technology conference

Nearly 1,500 people are converging on the Twin Cities this week for the second-annual Blacks in Technology conference, BITCON, and two Best Buy employees are featured guests.

“BITCON is a great place to generate new concepts and collaborate with members from across the state,” said Nadvia Davis, specialist on Best Buy’s social impact team and first-time BITCON panelist. “It’s important to show the representation of black women in the technology field. For me, it’s impactful work, and I get to give back to our communities.”