By WCCO-TV Staff

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.

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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.

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“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.

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Read more on both by checking out the full list here.