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March 17, 2014

SXSW Interactive 2014: So you’ve got a billion followers…now what?

Every year at this time, thousands of the world’s premiere social media practitioners, technologists, and creatives gather in Austin, TX for South By Southwest Interactive to share ideas and inspiration. 

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March 9, 2013

South By Southwest Interactive through the eyes of FedEx Digital and Social Media

Our FedEx social media team is participating in the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin this week/weekend, and we'd like to share some of our observations with you. If you're unfamiliar with SXSWi - it's the gathering which really launched Twitter into the limelight a few years ago, and has recently provided a forum for some of the brightest folks in the world to share ideas about media, technology, and the impact of both on our lives.-----------------

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November 15, 2011

FedEx Shares Sustainability Efforts with MBA Students at Net Impact

“How is FedEx a sustainability company?!?” puzzled one MBA student. The question surprised me a bit since I work here and regularly receive our sustainability updates.  

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November 14, 2011

Looking to Emerging Markets for Growth

I don’t remember the exact number of conferences I have attended over the course of the years. I could say The High-Growth Markets Summit that took place in London last month was just another one to add to my list, but this time it was different.

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October 3, 2011

Net Impact Q&A with Mitch Jackson on FedEx: Starting the Shift to Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” - Henry David Thoreau I have the privilege of speaking again at this year’s upcoming 2011 Net Impact Conference. In preparation for this, Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and educate in creating a more sustainable world, interviewed me on some of the actions that FedEx is taking, why we’re doing so, and what the attendees should take away from it. The piece follows here:

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August 29, 2011

Students’ Perspectives: A look at the Magic Johnson Scholarship Conference

Name: Penn Hansa Bio: From Atlanta, attending the University of Georgia as a freshman this year; major is Publication Management/Pre-Journalism.Family Values with MC360

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March 23, 2011

A Taste of the Movement: Teach For America’s Rising Leaders Summit

It all started with an email reminiscent of spam, saying something like “Congratulations! You have been selected to spend a free weekend in Washington D.C.” Highly doubt it, I thought. Little did I know, this email was the start of a truly amazing experience, in many ways unreal and in all ways exciting.

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November 1, 2010

Linda Brigance’s experience at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Virtual Conference

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Virtual Conference.  In preparing for the event, I read through the details of the event and attendance. WOW – participants and speakers included Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, Warren Buffett!!

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