Diversity and Inclusion

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10 Sep: Best Buy aims to bring more Latinx voices to the table of technology

At Best Buy, we celebrate the diverse identities, experiences and cultures of the Latinx community within our company and across the country — and not just during Latinx Heritage Month.

We support the Latinx community and are committed to closing the STEM gap and helping build a stronger, more vibrant tech industry with more diverse innovators. In short, we want more Latinx voices at the table.

“As a company, we want to create a culture that embraces and celebrates each individual’s unique background,” said Mark Irvin, our chief inclusion, diversity and talent officer.

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10 Sep: Teens design PopSockets products to celebrate Latinx culture

Four teens from Best Buy Teen Tech Centers across the country had the opportunity to express and celebrate their Latinx heritage by creating their own PopSockets PopGrip to be sold as part of our Latinx Heritage Month campaign.

The teen designers were commissioned and compensated through PopSockets’ standard procedures for freelance designers. And they had the chance to follow along in the process to see their design evolve from an idea to a product sold at Best Buy.

The teen’s PopGrips are now available for purchase on BestBuy.com. Half of the sales from each design will be donated to the Best Buy Foundation and reinvested into Best Buy Teen Tech Centers.

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10 Sep: Best Buy leaders share what being Latinx means to them

As we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, Best Buy is proud to honor the rich heritage of our Latinx team members, customers and the communities we’re privileged to serve.

We’re committed to inclusion and diversity year-round and aim to foster welcoming environments where everyone can express their whole selves. Latinx Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) is an opportunity for us to specifically recognize the contributions of those whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

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05 Aug: Best Buy commits up to $10M investment with Brown Venture Group for BIPOC startups

Investment is the latest example of Best Buy’s commitment to increase BIPOC representation, both inside the company and within the tech industry

Commitment aims to build a diverse tech ecosystem by breaking down systemic barriers to funding and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs

Last year, Best Buy committed to “do better,” and now we’re taking the next step in delivering on that promise. We are investing up to $10 million with Brown Venture Group, a venture capital firm that focuses exclusively on Black, Latinx and Indigenous technology startups in emerging technologies.

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27 Jul: Best Buy named to 2021 Best Employers for Women list

For the third straight year, Best Buy has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers for Women.

The ranking is based on an independent survey that asked respondents to rate their employers and peer companies based on topics such as development, salary, benefits, diversity and the likelihood of recommending their employer.

At Best Buy, we are committed to gender equity. We were recently named one of Parity.org’s Best Companies for Women to Advance, and we were included in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index.

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16 Jul: Best Buy Joins HBCU Partnership Challenge

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s designers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, which is why Best Buy is committed to building brighter futures for students across the country.  

To support students and build a diverse talent pipeline, we are proud to join the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. The challenge is a bipartisan effort led by the Congressional HBCU Caucus to promote greater engagement and support between private companies and HBCUs, including developing new career possibilities for students and improving diversity and inclusion across industries. 

“Best Buy is committed to increasing diversity within all levels of our company,” said Amelia Hardy, Best Buy’s vice president of strategic community engagement.

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24 Jun: Best Buy commits to spending $1.2B with BIPOC and diverse businesses by 2025

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22 Jun: Parity.org names Best Buy one of ‘Best Companies for Women to Advance’

For the second straight year, Parity.org has named Best Buy to its list of Best Companies for Women to Advance.

The list recognizes 34 companies that have implemented exemplary benefits, policies and programs that ensure women have significant opportunities to advance their careers. Only 11 large companies made the 2021 list, based on a rating that considered recruitment, benefits, executive preparation, measurement and overall representation.

Best Buy is committed to inclusion and diversity, and we’re proud to have women leaders at the highest levels of our company.

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14 Jun: Best Buy employees share what Juneteenth means to them

Best Buy is proud to recognize Juneteenth’s significance by observing it as a paid company holiday starting this year. The corporate office will be closed on Friday, June 18, and all full-time and part-time employees who work on June 19 will be paid time and a half.

Additionally, we are providing information for employees about local community-led celebrations, educational resources and volunteer opportunities. We’re also matching 100% of any one-time donation an employee makes to a nonprofit organization of their choice on June 19.

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28 May: See how Best Buy is supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

As Best Buy celebrates Pride month this year, we also recognize the challenges and continued attacks the LGBTQIA+ community has faced over the past year — especially transgender and gender non-conforming people.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture, both inside our company and beyond. We’ve achieved a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s Corporate Equality Index for 16 years in a row, earning the distinction of being a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

We’ve also joined with HRC and hundreds of companies and organizations to support the Equality Act.

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28 May: Teens showcase Pride through partnership between PopSockets, Best Buy

Four teens from Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers across the country recently had the opportunity to express themselves and support the LGBTQIA+ community by designing their own PopSockets PopGrips.

The teens participated in a program in partnership between Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and PopSockets to design smartphone grips that will be sold online at BestBuy.com beginning in June as part of our celebration of Pride month.

The teens were commissioned and compensated through PopSockets’ standard procedures for freelance designers and had the chance to follow along in the process to see their design evolve from an idea to a product sold by Best Buy.

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28 May: Best Buy employees reflect on what Pride means to them

The LGBTQIA+ community is full of powerful stories, and for Pride month this year we’re celebrating stories of finding your place, taking up space and choosing your family.

This takes on added significance this year, as we recognize the challenges the LGBTQIA+ community is facing. That includes a rise in violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.

We asked LGBTQIA+ employees from across the company what Pride means to them.

How do you celebrate Pride month?

  • Claire D. (She/Her): “Pride Month, for me, is a time to reflect.