FedEx | Global Entrepreneurship

Advancing women and minority-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world.

Small to mid-sized businesses power their local economies and can be powerful job creators, making up 60-80 percent of net new jobs in the U.S. annually. FedEx is committed to giving entrepreneurs everywhere the tools they need to succeed.

Women and minorities own over 50% of small business, but only earn 30% of revenues.* We want to change this by providing the training, mentoring, networking and access to capital needed to succeed.

FedEx was founded by an entrepreneur who created a new industry. That’s why we believe in the people who are willing to dream, take risks, persevere and change the world for the better.

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Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

FedEx Collaborates with Annie Leibovitz to Spotlight and Elevate Small Business Customers
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) partnered with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz on an iconic storytelling series to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday on April 17.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

FedEx To Launch 11th Annual Small Business Grant Contest
FedEx Corp. recently announced the upcoming launch of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Contest, which will award more than $330,000 in grants and services to ten (10) U.S.- based small businesses. The entry period will be open January 31 until February 21, 2023.

Innovation & Technology

FedEx Helps Small Businesses Navigate the Digital Landscape
Since 2021, FedEx has been collaborating with the Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF) to introduce women and minority-owned businesses to the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

FedEx and Junior Achievement
FedEx has collaborated with Junior Achievement for more than 30 years to empower future generations of global entrepreneurs.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

FedEx Business Spotlight: Ray Rico Freelance & Focus LGBT+ Magazine
Ray Rico was part of the 2017 cohort of Memphis Inner City Capital Connections, and to this day credits the curriculum for helping improve his company’s marketing and culture.

Diversity & Inclusion

FedEx Business Spotlight: Phillip Ashley Chocolates
Phillip Ashley is an an award-winning chocolatier who founded Memphis, TN-based Phillip Ashley Chocolates in 2012.

Research, Reports & Publications

FedEx Business Spotlight: A Tour of Possibilities
A Tour of Possibilities is an African American history tour of Memphis. Tours include visits to multiple historical areas, including a site that documents the history of the Underground Railroad.

Diversity & Inclusion

Supporting Minority Entrepreneurs at FedEx in Our World Headquarters City
FedEx brought Inner City Capital Connections to Memphis to help local entrepreneurs access much-needed capital, create good-paying jobs, and contribute to the economic vitality of the city.

Innovation & Technology

Business Spotlight: Sweet Success
Before the pandemic, Karen was one of 15,000 Colombian microentrepreneurs who participated in the Ovante interactive training program. Ovante users build healthy financial behaviors and the resiliency to plan for a better future.

Innovation & Technology

FedEx and Accion
In 2018, Accion and FedEx digitized Accion’s award-winning classroom business education program - Ovante - in Colombia.
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