Promoting diversity and inclusion In Memphis
FedEx is committed to promoting inclusion and opportunity in our hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. We support leading organizations such as Latino Memphis, Memphis Urban League, NAACP Memphis Branch, Facing History and Ourselves, Dress for Success Memphis and the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis to deliver impactful programs to neighbors in our community.
Supporting Women and Girls
FedEx is a major sponsor of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, where our contributions support the Vision 2020 plan, aimed at providing opportunities and access for families who live in the most disadvantaged ZIP code in the city.
FedEx supports the Girl Scouts’ Stand Beside Her Memphis program and the Kaleidoscope National Leadership Conference to develop the next generation of female leaders. Stand Beside Her is a collaborative effort of women and girl-serving organizations in the Mid-South that mentor, support, and develop girls, and aim to end comparison and competition. The Kaleidoscope National Leadership Conference teaches girls to be change agents and explores inclusion, implicit bias, perceptions of women in the media and more.
Girls Inc. of Memphis inspires all girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated) and bold (independent). FedEx supports the Girl Inc. Youth Farm program that equips young women with the skills to be socially conscious businesswomen through the hands-on, minds-on experience of running a full-production produce farm. Memphis has been classified as the “Hungriest City in America” due to our high rates of food insecurity. In 2017, the Girls Inc. Youth Farm provided more than 20,000 pounds of organically grown produce to the Memphis community, with the majority of the produce provided to “food desert” neighborhoods that experience some of the highest rates of poverty and food insecurity in the United States.