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.


28 Jul: Recognized By Forbes — And Employees — As A Best Employer For Women

Brandy Cardozo, the general manager at our Best Buy store in Melbourne Beach, Florida, remembers the exact moment a fire was lit in her to become a strong female leader.

She was working for a different retailer at the time, when her boss came up to her and said, “I don’t know why you’re working so hard. Your kind never gets promoted.” He was talking about women.

She eventually did get promoted, but one day she looked around and realized how discouraged she was by being the only woman in the room of male leaders.


22 Sep: 7 Questions with Shari Ballard, One of Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women’

Best Buy executive Shari Ballard once again has been named to Fortune magazine’s annual list of the “Most Powerful Women in Business.”

Shari ranks No. 33 on the prestigious list, up from No. 42 last year. Fortune points to her expanding responsibilities with Best Buy’s e-commerce business and the role she has played in the company’s turnaround.

Shari joined Best Buy in 1993 as an assistant store manager in Flint, Michigan. Now she’s the senior executive vice president and president of multichannel retail.

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08 Mar: Women Are Leading the Way at Best Buy

Shari Ballard started as an assistant manager in 1993. Today, she serves as Best Buy’s president of U.S. retail, overseeing almost 1,400 stores that combined generate more than $30 billion in annual revenue.

Last September, Fortune magazine named her to its 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list for the fourth time in the past eight years. But she isn’t the only powerful woman at Best Buy — far from it. The company has strong female leaders at every level of the organization, from store managers to the C-suite.