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The Women Pilots of FedEx: The Sky Should Never Be the Limit

Susanne Brun sq.jpg Circling the globe, transporting cargo as precious as a human heart, as adorable as a pair of pandas or as irreplaceable as Catherine the Great’s favorite jewel encrusted icon, the women pilots of FedEx are quite accustomed to moving rarities from one place to another. It’s the business they’re in, and they love it. At the same time, there is one thing they wish were a bit less special about their job - being a woman in a pilot’s uniform.

Worldwide, it’s estimated that no more than six percent of pilots are female. That’s changing for the better, but slowly. Annie Mattos, a FedEx pilot originally from a small town in Oregon, now based at the company’s Cologne, Germany hub, always knew that being a pilot was something that set her heart racing. And she wasn’t disappointed.

Our Real Fortune is Our People

FortunePicCollage-sq.png Walk the halls of any FedEx building, and you’ll notice what makes our company unique. It’s easy to visualize what our company leaders often talk about-- that we make up a diverse melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and viewpoints.

FedEx continues to grow thanks to team members whose own experiences give us global perspective, but what’s more fascinating to me is what’s common. The language may be different, but the conversation is often the same. We all speak “purple!” Whether in Memphis, Milan or Mumbai, our 300,000 team members work every day to deliver the Purple Promise, and once again, our efforts have been noticed.

FedEx has been named to the FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list again this year, placing #8 and #1 in the delivery industry!

Memories, Joy, Surprise: It’s What We Really Deliver!

Anna Toth_EMEA.jpg With millions of packages shuttling around the world throughout the holiday season, it’s by far the busiest time of year for FedEx team members. But we’re not simply delivering packages—our team members connect people and possibilities around the world. This year we asked them to share with us special holiday memories—something that goes beyond the package and highlights what else we deliver.

In the comments section below, we hope you’ll share your memorable FedEx holiday delivery!...

Hands-On Inspiration on World Teacher’s Day

Rhonda-at-FedEx-Terminal.gif What does owning a small transportation business and teaching K-5 at a progressive magnet school have in common?

A lot, according to Disney.

When Disney was looking to improve its Youth Education Services (YES) program—a program offered to students and teachers across the country as a hands-on educational field trip at Disney World—they approached Rhonda Adams. Rhonda is a teacher at the Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages in Little Rock, Ark., who has very successfully incorporated hands-on experiences from her small transportation business into her students’ educational activities. Some of the YES curriculum this year is a direct result of Rhonda’s input, which emphasizes the interconnection of her experiences as a teacher and a small-business owner...

Ethics in Action

FedEx Cares PH 2011-sq.jpg When we think about “business leadership”, the first words that often spring to mind are “vision” or “innovation”.

Seldom do the words “ethics” or “ethical” automatically top the list. But they must.

Just as the world is changing, so too is our notion of leadership. And it’s exactly the characteristics that we most value in human beings – respect, responsibility, integrity or compassion – that must become intrinsically connected with leadership...