posts tagged with Diversity

Profiles: Women in Aviation

Bobbi Wells Photo square.jpg ...FedEx was among the first to hire female pilots and now compares favorably in the number of women pilots we have. We also work hard to make sure women are well represented throughout all our air operations, including maintenance, engineering, and safety.

FedEx was built on the dreams of many people and will continue to thrive on such dreams. If you’re interested in pursuing aviation as a career, I encourage you to apply all the passion, determination, and hard work needed to reach your goals, just like these team members. To quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”...

Making INROADS at FedEx

INROADS-logo.jpg INROADS is a non-profit organization designed to provide paid internships for excelling, diverse undergraduate students. The program is structured so that the selected students intern each summer during their undergraduate career at the same corporation to acquire the skills and support that they need to be successful in management after graduation. The students work closely with an advisor from INROADS and a corporate mentor at the company for which they are interning to learn and grow. After graduation, INROADS students are fully prepared to enter the workforce, and many of the students continue to work for the company they interned for during their INROADS program. And this is where FedEx becomes involved.

Common Ground - creating safe places to discuss change

common-ground-logo.jpg Few can argue that news events during the summer of 2013 are clear evidence that we have more than enough race and gender based issues to debate and dispute in this country. The problems are not new, and they won’t be solved overnight. But it is heartening to know that there are those who are working to make positive changes. Small steps, but steps in the right direction nonetheless.

That’s why it was encouraging and inspiring to be in attendance at the 5th Anniversary celebration of Common Ground Memphis. Attended by about 100 people, young, old, Black, White, Latino, Asian, East Indian – it was as diverse a group as you can get.

Founded by local Memphis newspaper columnist Wendi Thomas, Common Ground was established to create a safe place for people to come together...

Women and the Arab World: The Promise of Morocco?

maysam-shebani-iwf-IMG_1649_med.jpg "This past spring, demonstrators took to the streets over a Court decision which upheld Clause 475 of the Criminal Code; at the time, 16 year Amina Filali killed herself as the court ordered her to marry a man who had raped her. Under Article 475 of the Moroccan Criminal Code, a "kidnapper" of a minor can marry his victim to escape prosecution. The reasoning follows that by marrying the victim, the honor of the woman’s family is preserved."

Closing the Achievement Gap can Strengthen our STEM Workforce

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Today, I had the opportunity to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Science and Technology Brainstrust event hosted by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas).