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Supporting Gender Equality

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Digital equity for women is extremely important, and it’s time for women to have the opportunity to show up as their full selves online. That’s why we’re amplifying voices of women in tech and throughout the digital world.

More being you. More being out there.

We’re continuing our spotlight series to showcase inspiring creators who are fighting for digital equity.

Aaliyah Demry

Aaliyah is an emerging journalist in Minneapolis. She developed her passion for storytelling with hands-on learning through a Best Buy Teen Tech Center program, and later gained more skills through the ThreeSixty Journalism program at the University of St. Thomas. Now, as a student continuing her journalism education, she’s pairing her passion with community activism and working to build her own media start-up. She knows that true equity is only possible when safety is guaranteed for all, and identities of all kinds are accepted in any space without question.

More inspiration. More opportunities.

Every teen has dreams. Best Buy Teen Tech Centers make sure they have the opportunity to achieve them.
Weslyn's Story. Video.

Weslyn, age 18

Minneapolis, Minnesota
She aspires to be a lawyer, but her real dream lies in social activism.
Olivia's Story. Video.

Olivia, age 18

Minneapolis, Minnesota
She speaks through her music, knowing her younger sisters are always listening.
Karen's Story. Video.

Karen, age 17

San Antonio, Texas
She dreams of combining her love of art and animals with life on the farm.

Building brighter futures for teens through tech.

It’s our mission to improve tech equity among teens in disinvested communities. Through tech access, training and mentorship, we’re helping to empower young people.

Best Buy’s commitment to equity

We’re seeking out and engaging with diverse suppliers, media, and other emerging BIPOC businesses and entrepreneurs.

including 16 new scholarships for HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) students and increased scholarship funding for Teen Tech Center youth.

Commitment aims to build a diverse tech ecosystem by breaking down systemic barriers to funding and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Building the equitable digital and physical spaces we all want to live, learn and thrive in.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center® programs provide tech access, training and mentorship to young people in disinvested communities.

From recycling and trade-in to eco-friendly tech, we’re working with you to protect our planet.

Women in STEM careers.

Encouraging girls to discover STEM careers.

The road to gender equality has been marked by many recent positive steps, with plenty of milestones to celebrate. Still, change doesn’t happen everywhere at once, and we still have far to go. When it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), girls and boys still experience significant differences in opportunities, engagement and eventual employment outcomes in these important and rapidly growing fields. At Best Buy, we know that when more women have access to STEM education and careers, we all benefit.

So, what can parents do to get their girls interested in STEM at a young age? To jumpstart your search for fresh ideas, check out our selection of fun, educational STEM toys, including LEGO and magnetic construction sets, coding and robotic kits and more. We offer a ton of cool tech for kids that makes learning fun — and could spark a lifelong passion for science and technology. But our commitment to helping parents steer more girls and young women in tech doesn’t stop with the products we sell. We’re committed to community outreach, mentoring and scholarships to ensure the next generation of tech talent is more equitable.

Best Buy’s support of women in the workplace.

We also strive for equality and inclusion within Best Buy. Not only does this align with our core values as a company, it allows us to attract and retain the best people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

When it comes to reshaping our workforce, we’ve set an ambitious goal to hire more women and people of color in technology roles. We’ve also pledged to interview women for every open senior leadership position. We realize that amplifying diverse voices within our company will lead to bigger ideas and more innovation.

In the places we work, from our stores and warehouses to our corporate offices, we’ve added employee resources and benefits — such as paid leave, tuition assistance and backup child care — that can help people to bring their whole selves to work with them every day. And we’ve been recognized as a top employer for women by multiple sources, including, most importantly, many women who are building successful and rewarding careers at Best Buy.