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FedEx Named One of Black Enterprise’s Best Companies for Diversity


MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 29, 2018—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today that it has been selected by the editors of Black Enterprise for inclusion on its annual Best Companies for Diversity List. This list is the publication’s exclusive roster of major corporations that have demonstrated best practices through its diverse representation within its employee base, senior management ranks, corporate boards and supplier pools.

“As a global company serving millions of customers in more than 220 countries and territories, we pride ourselves on being as diverse as the world we serve,” said Shannon A. Brown, senior vice president and chief Human Resources and Diversity officer of FedEx Express. “We work with our more than 400,000 team members across the globe to create an environment where all individuals are embraced and diverse perspectives are celebrated and valued.“

To compile the Best Companies for Diversity list, the Black Enterprise research team surveyed more than 1,000 of the largest publicly-traded companies and global corporations with substantial U.S. operations. Companies were assessed on representation of African Americans in senior management and on their board of directors, as well as the percentage of African Americans within their workforce and the procurement dollars spent with African American or ethnic minority group firms.

This honor is the latest on a long list of accolades FedEx has received for fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. In 2017 alone, the company was recognized as a Best Workplace for Diversity by Great Place to Work, a Best Company to Work for by Fortune Magazine, and a Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The company was also recognized for achieving a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, designating it as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. And in December, FedEx executives Gloria R. Boyland, Shannon A. Brown and Matthew Thornton III were all named to Black Enterprise’s 2017 List of Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.

For more information about Black Enterprise’s 2018 List of Best Companies for Diversity and to see the full list of companies recognized this year, visit

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $62 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit

About Black Enterprise

BLACK ENTERPRISE, your ultimate source to build Wealth for Life, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 6 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. Visit for more information.