posts tagged with Fred Smith

Profiles: Women in Aviation

MMIMG_3545editedcropped.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.”...

Dean Kamen’s Rude Realities and Somewhat Serious Suggestions about Innovation

Dean 03.jpg “Being told ‘you’re crazy’ generally means ‘We should get started on this idea right away!’ “ – Dean Kamen

Recently, celebrated inventor and innovator Dean Kamen (creator of the Segway, iBOT wheelchair, and more) visited the FedEx Headquarters to speak to an enthusiastic group of FedEx employees about Innovation. Dean Kamen is an inspiring creative and scientific leader who holds over 440 patents, and also founded Deka Research as well as the FIRST Robotics Competition for students.

Never a Dull Moment – 40 Years with FedEx

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In 1973, I was looking for a job somewhere near the airport that was interesting and exciting. That’s when a friend of mine told me about this new company starting in Little Rock that was an airline for packages - not people. My friend sent a letter to Fred Smith to introduce me and I received a letter, along with an application for employment, from Mr. Smith, telling me that they were indeed thinking of expanding the operations to Memphis.

Impact is the Key Word

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Have you ever thought about the thin line between problem solving and innovation? One tends to lead to the other, so in the end, the idea of disruptive technology isn’t so disruptive at all. It’s a tool of innovation, which is the engine used to make an impact in the business world. Impact is the key word.

Biomimicry, Nature’s Innovator

104566684.jpg One of the many reasons I am proud to be on the FedEx team is our outstanding leadership. Our founder and CEO, Frederick W. Smith states, “At FedEx, we recognize that our impact is greater than the services we provide. We are committed to being a great place to work, a thoughtful steward of the environment and a caring citizen in the communities where we live and work. We are passionate about sustainably connecting people and places and improving the quality of life around the world.” Mr. Smith encourages us to ask the age-old question “What if…?” and the world is a better place as a result.