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: 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.

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.

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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.


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.”

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07 Oct: Best Buy joins with 140 businesses to support DACA recipients

Best Buy has joined with more than 140 business leaders and trade associations in signing a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to show our continued support for “Dreamers.” That’s the nickname for the approximately 800,000 undocumented young adults who are allowed to live and work in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The brief emphasizes that Dreamers are employees, business owners and neighbors who make a significant positive impact on American companies, communities and the economy.


12 Sep: Best Buy celebrates Latinx employees across the company

At Best Buy, we know we’re at our best when we reflect our customer base and the population of the communities we serve.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting a few of the many Latinx employees contributing to the success of our business and company culture.

Here are their stories.

Rudy Hernandez

Vice President, Retail Strategy and Optimization

Rudy Hernandez’s mother grew up in a loving Mexican-American family in Gary, Indiana. But there was limited opportunity there, and she was determined to find a better life.


17 Jul: Best Buy Named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

Best Buy is thrilled to have earned a top score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), landing among other leading companies on the list of Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

For our business to succeed, we need to hire and retain the best possible employees. To accomplish this, we want our working environment to make everyone feel included so people can do their best work every day.

More than 61 million adults in the U.S. — a quarter of the population — report having a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.