MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — CEO Corie Barry of Minnesota-based Best Buy is one the most powerful women in business, according to Fortune.
Barry, 45, took the No. 9 spot on Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” list for 2020 — up nine spots from 2019.READ MORE: Juvenile In Custody After Allegedly Shooting Minneapolis School Bus Window With BB Gun
Fortune cites Barry’s aggressive steps to keep Best Buy employees safe during the pandemic, a move they say rewarded her with strong business performance.READ MORE: 'I’m Going To Donate It All': 5-Year-Old Sells His Pumpkins To Raise Money For Others
“Meanwhile, the retailer just posted its best-ever online sales: up 242% in the second quarter,” Fortune wrote.
Land O’Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford also on the list at No. 28, up three spots from last year.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead In Fatal Polk County Car Crash