posts tagged with Diversity

Profiles: Women in Aviation

Anita Madanecz 1square[2].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.”...

FedEx Named to Black Enterprise’s 40 Best Companies for Diversity

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 11.05.02 AM.png “To meet the needs of a diverse customer base, it’s important that we reflect that diversity within our organization,” says Shannon Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief HR/Diversity Officer of FedEx Express. “ We are ever mindful that diversity in business is about recognizing and nurturing talent in all ethnicities and backgrounds.

Diversity and Opportunity Underpin the Core of our IT Organization

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 9.41.42 AM (2).png Diversity is essential to our continued success in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. We value its role in helping us achieve exceptional service for our customers and rewarding opportunities for our employees. And that’s certainly the case in our Information Technology (IT) organization. Watch two of our great IT success stories here.

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...