For the first time in its history, women comprise the majority of top executives at consumer electronics retailer Best Buy (NYSE:BBY).
It's a goal that has been many years in the making.
Former CEO Brad Anderson had set this goal in the early 2000s, as Best Buy began to more aggressively understand and court the female shopper. Increasing gender diversity has been a goal shared by Joly, according to the Star Tribune. Several internal initiatives, including the Best Buy Wolf program, set out to grow talent from within and attract women and girls with leadership and recruitment programs nationally.
With the recent addition of Trish Walker as president of services, six of the 10 executives who report to chief executive Hubert Joly are women:
Shari Ballard, president of U.S. retail; Sharon McCollam, CFO; Mary Lou Kelly, president of e-commerce; Corie Barry, chief strategy officer; and Paula Baker, chief human resources officer.
- see this Star Tribune article
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