For the first time in its 53-year history, Best Buy will have a woman in the corner office.
This week, Best Buy announced Corie Barry, the electronics retailer's chief financial and strategic transformation officer, will become CEO in June, replacing Hubert Joly who is also chairman.
Barry will also get a seat in the Best Buy boardroom while Joly transitions to the newly created role of executive chairman; bringing the total members of the board to 13, including seven women.
Best Buy joins General Motors in recent news about a corporate board tipping to mostly women. According to Automotive News: "Women will become the majority on the board of General Motors this year after two male...