Diversity and Inclusion


24 May: Creating a culture of inclusion at Best Buy

At Best Buy, celebrating Pride stretches beyond the celebrations in June. It means more than raising awareness and support for LGBTQ+ employees and people in the communities we serve. It means creating a culture of inclusion where everyone feels welcome and accepted. From coast to coast, here are unique stories from some of our people who are helping do just that.

In Seattle, employees celebrate Pride year-round

When Best Buy opened its Seattle Technology Development Center in 2015, office manager Kathryn Kelley saw a need to drive employee engagement there.


24 May: At Best Buy, Pride is part of our business

We have a motto at Best Buy: You can be yourself here.

We want to create a culture that’s inclusive, embraces people’s differences and reflects our customer base.

That means creating a welcoming and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) employees. We do that through employee groups, benefits and resources. And, with Pride Month in June, we celebrate with our employees, customers and communities.

“At Best Buy, we believe an inclusive environment allows our employees to bring their best selves forward.


09 May: Best Buy makes the 2019 DiversityInc Noteworthy list

New and enhanced employee benefits and community involvement helped Best Buy land a spot on the 2019 DiversityInc Noteworthy list.

The list recognizes the nation’s top companies that excel in hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and veterans. Best Buy is one of 35 companies on the list. As a company, we focus on allowing our employees to bring their whole selves to work each day.

Here are some reasons why we earned this prestigious honor:

  • We create a culture of support around mental health by providing education and offering increased resources.
Blacks in Technology conference

13 Oct: Best Buy hosts Blacks in Technology conference

Best Buy welcomed the inaugural Blacks in Technology conference, BITCON 2018, to its headquarters in Richfield, Minnesota, on Saturday.

It was a moment that Greg Greenlee, who founded the Blacks in Technology nonprofit 10 years ago, always dreamed about.

“I started this because the representation of black men and women was unbelievably low, and I wanted to give this community a platform to learn, connect and grow,” he said. “Tech companies often don’t know where to look for talent from this community, and we hope this movement helps open up doors and provide opportunities.”

Pride blog

04 Jun: Show your Pride with accessories from Best Buy

In support of Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community, Best Buy is bringing Pride-themed accessories to BestBuy.com this month.

Customers will find rainbow phone cases, watch bands and PopSockets.

Best Buy is a longtime supporter of equality, demonstrated by a perfect rating of 100 on the annual Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and earning the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT” for the 13th year. 

To shop the pride accessories collection, visit BestBuy.com/PRIDE.


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18 Nov: Best Buy Makes ‘Best Places to Work’ List for LGBT Equality

Best Buy has received a perfect “100” rating and earned a place on the “Best Places to Work” list on The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index.

It’s a recognition the company has now received 11 times.

The index provides in-depth analysis and ratings of large U.S. companies, taking into account the employers’ policies and practices put in place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Best Buy has several teams that contribute to attracting employees and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce, including the PRIDE Employee Business Network (EBN), the Diversity & Inclusion Team and Human Resources.

Dress for Success

24 Mar: Best Buy and the Women’s Employee Network Donates to Dress for Success

As part of the Women’s History Month celebrations hosted by Best Buy’s Women’s Employee Network*, Dress for Success stopped by on Monday to share their mission and brought a special guest to share her own personal story.

Odessa, a woman who has used the services at Dress for Success, shared a powerful story about how the nonprofit not only helped her get the professional attire needed to impress potential employers, but also gave her the confidence to get the job.

After participating in Dress for Success’s Suiting program, which gives women the clothes and the tools needed for their job interview, she took advantage of the nonprofit’s Employee Retention program.

Diversity and Inclusion Black History Month

18 Feb: Black History Month Breakfast at Best Buy

In honor of Black History Month, Rosalind Chevreuil hosted a breakfast that encouraged meaningful conversation on the topic of diversity and inclusion at Best Buy.

This was a unique opportunity for the Retail Regional Vice Presidents, field leaders and Black Employee Resource Group members and other employees from across the company to learn more about each other’s roles at Best Buy and to talk about diversity and inclusion and the role it plays in our business.