Diversity and Inclusion

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07 Aug: Best Buy makes it easy to shop assistive technology products

A new landing page on BestBuy.com aims to make it easier for people with disabilities and their loved ones to shop for assistive technology products.

Now there’s a single place that pulls together a wide range of products to help make life easier, from hearing aids and walkers to adaptive controllers and voice-controlled tech.

“We wanted to make the shopping experience better so customers could find what they needed or discover products they never considered before,” said Rachel, experience designer and one of the project managers who brought the page to life.

national intern day blog

27 Jul: Best Buy interns enjoying summer of learning, fun

Editor’s note: Hannah Sethi, the author of this article, is part of the internship program and a senior at the University of Wisconsin. She is working with our talent acquisition team this summer.

This summer, 115 Best Buy interns are gaining valuable professional experience while making a lasting impact on their teams.

This is the first time our interns have worked in a hybrid model, spending some time on site and remote, similar to many of our corporate employees.

The interns also come from a diverse range of backgrounds:

  • More than 50% BIPOC
  • More than 50% female
  • 10% internal, including store employees
  • More than 40 colleges and universities

Throughout the program, our interns have received opportunities for professional development, networking and some unforgettable fun with their teams and fellow interns.

Pride 2023 Employee Portraits

31 May: Vulnerability, shared experiences help employees build community at Best Buy

Allyship and connection are part of Best’s Buy DNA. For our colleagues who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community, these values are especially important and have a tremendous impact on their experience at work.

People and spaces, like our Pride Employee Resource Group, that offer allyship and connection can provide hope and help employees feel like they belong at Best Buy. EZ and Morgan are two employees who’ve inspired hope in their colleagues and contributed to Best Buy’s culture of inclusion by sharing their experiences and supporting others to live as their authentic selves.


17 May: Best Buy mentorship ad campaign earns 2023 Halo Award

Best Buy is proud to announce our national ad campaign featuring Best Buy Teen Tech Centers™ was selected as the Best Social Impact Video in the 2023 Halo Awards from Engage for Good.

The Halo Awards recognize corporate social impact initiatives that show outstanding customer or employee engagement efforts. 

The “Mentor Moments” campaign launched last year with three short films featuring real teen/mentor pairs from three Teen Tech Centers. Director Rodney Lucas, story producer Bridget Botchway Bradley and photographer Akilah Townsend worked closely with the teens and adults to highlight the importance of positive mentoring relationships in helping teens achieve their dreams.

BBY + JA Volunteer Match blog

12 May: Best Buy volunteers help students prepare for financial future

Two Best Buy teams recently volunteered with nonprofit Junior Achievement to help the next generation learn about personal finances and business.  

Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices. There are more than 100 local JA Areas across the United States.  

The internal audit team from the finance department spent half a day in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, with Junior Achievement North helping middle schoolers create mock budgets through JA Finance Park, an experiential learning program.

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04 May: Best Buy makes DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

Best Buy is proud to be recognized on DiversityInc’s 2023 list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity. This is our first time in the Top 50.

We also were ranked No. 17 on DiversityInc’s Top Companies for Board of Directors list.

DiversityInc evaluates companies on workplace fairness, equity and inclusion initiatives, and outcomes focused on leadership accountability, organizational programs and practices, and representation of company leadership.

We know that a culture of equity and inclusion is fundamentally important to the long-term success of our business.

AAPIHM 23 blog

01 May: These AAPI Best Buy leaders are dedicated to lifting others up

Editor’s Note: Best Buy is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Read on for the stories of three of our employees. (Photo Credits, from left above: McKenna Walker, Gayathri Ramadoss, and Sasha Thomson)

Regardless of the job title, good leadership often comes down to building strong relationships and being an advocate for others.

Cheng Yang, Vidhya Subramanian and Scott Nishimura are three of our leaders who demonstrate this every day. Get to know them and discover how they lean on their cultural and personal experiences to support others at and outside of Best Buy.

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12 Apr: 10th Best Buy Teen Tech Center opens in Minnesota

We’re excited to celebrate a major milestone in Minnesota today with the opening of the state’s 10th Best Buy Teen Tech Center®, a program of the Best Buy Foundation. The new center, located at the Richfield Middle School Boys & Girls Club powered by Premium Retail, is the 53rd Teen Tech Center to open.

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the foundation’s signature program, and Best Buy is committed to help build 100 Teen Tech Centers across the country by 2025.

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30 Mar: Best Buy appoints Sima Sistani and Melinda Whittington to Board of Directors 

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Best Buy Co, Inc. (NYSE:BBY) today announced that Sima Sistani, a seasoned media and technology leader, and Melinda Whittington, a leading executive in the furniture industry, have been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. 

Sima Sistani

Sistani serves as the Chief Executive Officer of WW International, Inc., a company focused on helping people adopt healthy habits through human-centric technology and community, which she joined in March 2022. She also serves as a member of its Board of Directors. 

2023 WME

13 Mar: Best Buy recognized as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies®

Best Buy is honored to be included for a ninth year on Ethispherelist of World’s Most Ethical Companies®. We are one of three retailers to make the 2023 list.

The Ethisphere list recognizes companies based on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, and diversity initiatives.

Here are some of the efforts that contributed to our inclusion:

  • We continued our yearly employee Code of Ethics training for all employees. This required course contains examples of real-life, everyday situations that they might face and helps guide their decision-making.
St Jude Blog

01 Mar: Best Buy celebrates 10 years of St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign

For the past decade, Best Buy has collected more than $160 million in donations for the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. We couldn’t do it without the continued generosity of our employees, customers and communities.  

This holiday season was no exception. Our employees and customers went above and beyond, raising over $15 million at Best Buy store registers, online at BestBuy.com, on our app, during in-home service visits, and more. Since 2013, our communities have stepped up to support the children at St.

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01 Mar: Teen Tech Center donation campaign is back for 3rd year

We’re excited to announce that for the third year, Best Buy customers will be able to join us in our mission to help teens build brighter futures through technology.  

The main way we do this is by supporting the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® program, an initiative of the Best Buy Foundation. The program provides tools, training and mentorship so young people can discover their passions and pursue career and education goals.  

Starting March 1, customers who make purchases in Best Buy stores, online, or on the app will be able to add a donation to the Best Buy Foundation in support of Teen Tech Centers.