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.

28 Mar: Why Best Buy is an HRC Best Place to Work

Best Buy landed a top spot on the annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, achieving a perfect rating of 100 and earning the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for the 14th year.

HRC’s Corporate Equality Index benchmarks and reports on how companies are helping to achieve workplace equality for LGBTQ employees.

At Best Buy, inclusivity is not only our policy, but it’s embedded in our culture. Our leaders encourage employees to “bring their whole selves” to work, and they mean it.

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05 Mar: Gender equality is a priority at Best Buy

In the U.S., women make up 51 percent of the population. Yet across the country, men hold a disproportionate share of senior-level roles in companies.

Best Buy is working hard to change that — at all levels of our business. Through recruiting and hiring, mentoring programs and resources, we’re creating a culture of gender equality.

“In growing transformational leaders, our commitment to diversity delivers shared success for our company and communities,” said Hubert Joly, Best Buy’s chairman and CEO.

That commitment is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for business.


08 Feb: Black History Month: Leaders make a difference at Best Buy, in tech industry

At Best Buy, we’re committed to embracing diversity and building a company that reflects our customers and the communities in which we serve.

In that spirit, we’re highlighting three black business leaders during Black History Month.

Here are their stories. 

Temeka Penick: Leading in the community

Temeka Penick grew up in an impoverished West Oakland, California, neighborhood where violence and drugs were all too prevalent.

But she was determined to not let that define her. She focused on her education, did well in high school and went on to college.

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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.”

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17 Jan: Best Buy CEO: ‘We Have An Imperative To Act’ On Diversity

Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly on Tuesday said that the journey to building a more diverse and inclusive culture starts with the company’s values.

“Every organization is a human organization. It is about individuals working together to accomplish something, pursuing their life’s purpose and connecting it to the purpose of the company,” Joly said in front of a few thousand of the world’s top retailers. “It’s creating an environment where our employees can live our value of ‘unleashing the power of the people.’

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09 Nov: Human Rights Campaign Gives Best Buy Perfect Rating


Over the last few years, Best Buy has made great strides in diversity and inclusion. But don’t just take our word for it. Today, we’ve landed a top spot on the annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, achieving a perfect rating of 100 and earning the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for the 13th year.

Released annually, HRC’s Corporate Equality Index benchmarks and reports on how corporate policies and practices are helping to achieve LGBTQ workplace equality.

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04 Nov: Hubert Joly Opens Up About Diversity and Inclusion

Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly welcomed the Twin Cities Black Affinity Network to corporate headquarters on Saturday for a conversation about diversity and inclusion.

“My purpose is to inspire people around me in a positive way and to use the position I have as a platform to create positive change,” Hubert told the crowd of about 250.

Part of that change is bringing more diversity to the workplace. “If we don’t embrace the richness of backgrounds and experiences, then it’s going to be a terrible world for individuals who feel excluded,” Hubert said.


25 Jul: Hubert Joly Signs CEO Pledge for Diversity and Inclusion

Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly on Tuesday signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge. It’s the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Best Buy recognizes that diversity within an organization spurs greater innovation, revenue growth and strategic-critical thinking.

“Best Buy strives to unleash the power of our people and utilize their unique talents, experiences, beliefs and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment best suited to fulfill our mission of helping our customers pursue their passions and enrich their lives with the help of technology,” Hubert said.


10 Mar: Best Buy Joins HRC, Other Businesses, to Support Equality Act

Best Buy recently joined the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other leading businesses to support the Equality Act, federal legislation that would expand legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

This endorsement underscores our determination to foster an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. It’s also consistent with Best Buy’s core value to “unleash the power of our people” and utilize their unique talents, life experiences, beliefs and backgrounds to create incredible experiences for customers and for ourselves.