posts tagged with Women

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.

Making childbirth safer for Tanzania’s women

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You might remember the 2012 blog post about how FedEx supported a maternity ward at a hospital in Tanzania. I am the coordinator of this project on behalf of the German medical charity action medeor, one of Europe’s largest such organizations.

This summer I had the opportunity to visit the ward and see for myself with my own eyes the great progress that has been made so far. I am now delighted to report back to you...

Important Work for Washington Policymakers, and Giving Back to the Community

united-states-capital-building.jpg.jpeg As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.

We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.

It is essential Congress act soon to overhaul our cumbersome corporate tax code –the least competitive and most complex in the developed world. We must lower corporate tax rates in order to spur capital investment, productivity, and create jobs. Policymakers of all political stripes agree something must be done to lower corporate taxes, and now is the time.

Dress for Success wins big at Memphis event

man and woman, DFS event.jpg.jpeg In conjunction with the FedEx 40th Anniversary month of service, dozens of Memphis-based FedEx team members recently participated in a one-day Dress for Success Suit Challenge. Collection sites were set up at the World Headquarters and at the World Tech Center. To add an element of fun, it was promoted as a friendly competition between teams sponsored by two FedEx executives: “Team Laurie” and "Team Dottie". Both Laurie Tucker and Dottie Berry were very happy to serve as honorary team captains.

Making a Difference in Tanzania

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Did you know that around half a million women die every year because of pregnancy related complications and that over 90% of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries? Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This is why FedEx supports the maintenance and improvement of a maternity waiting home in Tanzania as part of our CSR activities.