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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. And we’re committed to doing better.

This month, we’re highlighting three dynamic Black leaders who are helping drive Best Buy forward.

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30 Sep: For Best Buy’s Supply Chain, Women Are The Future

Many people think of a distribution center as a place where most of the jobs are for men — unloading trucks, driving forklifts and operating pallet jacks.

But don’t tell that to Stephanie Jackson. She oversees the day-to-day operations for three Best Buy facilities, including our distribution center in San Francisco.

“I have never felt with Best Buy that I was being held back because I’m a woman,” she said. “I’ve always been encouraged to develop.”

Stephanie is one of a growing number of women who have found successful careers as leaders in Best Buy’s supply chain network.

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04 Mar: ‘It’s a chance for there to be more of us’

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month at Best Buy, and our company is focused on creating gender parity at all levels. From local stores to our corporate campus and beyond, we talked with inspiring women to learn about their philosophies on building a career, thriving in it, learning to lead and facing fears.

On career:

Kathy Higgins Victor, Best Buy Board member

“Embrace disappointments. Don’t let them knock you down or get in your way. Lean in and push past them. What doesn’t kill you, makes you better.”

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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 four black business leaders during Black History Month.

Here are their stories. 

Hal Reynolds: Leading in the store

When Hal Reynolds first came to Minnesota to stay with his uncle as a teenager, he had never heard of Best Buy. The company hadn’t yet expanded near his hometown of Niagara Falls, New York.

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14 Jan: Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly talks leadership at NRF Big Show

NEW YORK – IQ is overrated in business. But EQ, the abbreviation for emotional quotient, is vital for being a leader.

That was part of the message shared Sunday by Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York.

Speaking as part of series of moderated conversations with CEOs entitled Company Conscience: Leading with Conviction, Joly talked about the importance of purposeful leadership.

“Defining what to do from a business standpoint isn’t that difficult.