In this episode you meet Amelia Hardy, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Inclusion and Diversity at Best Buy. She joined the company in 2014 and has held various roles including Category Marketing Director- Home Theater & Digital Imaging and Director of Brand Marketing for Holiday and seasonal campaigns. Most recently she was the Sr. Director Health- Enterprise Relationship Management. She has had over 20 years of strategic leadership roles at fortune 100 companies. Her career experiences include marketing, strategy, brand management, business development, product commercialization and P&L management. Amelia is significantly involved within the community. Currently she serves as the Champion for the Black Employee Resource Group and serves on multiple national and community boards including the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities.
Outside of work, Amelia resides in Woodbury, MN and enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4 kids ranging in ages from 3 yrs old to 15 yrs old. She spends time at dance competitions, soccer and basketball games and at the local playgrounds.
Some of the things that stood out to me during our conversation were about:
- The importance of value alignment in our work.
- The impact of positioning.
- Passion V. Growth opportunities
- The three P's.