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March 8, 2018

Babson College Program Drives Women to Innovate

In observance of International Women’s Day, learn more about a program that’s helping women entrepreneurs achieve long-term success. 

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March 5, 2018

Inspirational Advice for Entrepreneurs of Any Age

Whether you are launching a company, reviving an existing business, or just a girl with a dream, women all over the world have been in your shoes. In honor of International Women’s Day, we salute women in business who share inspirational advice for future entrepreneurs.

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March 2, 2018

Giving Ordinary Items Historical Voices

An old Fedora hat. A black and white photo with slightly yellow edges. A worn coat. On the surface, they are single, isolated items. But when do they take on a greater meaning, telling a story that changes lives and history? It’s when the items are part of an exhibit that pays tribute to the

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February 22, 2018

Man to Man: Father, Son FedEx Pilots Share Life Lessons in Aviation

FedEx 777 Captain Albert Glenn was born “with an airplane in his hand”.  At least that’s how his family describes his love of aviation, which started very early in life. Captain Glenn’s family provided the support he needed to pursue his dream of being a pilot, and Glenn later provided this same support to his

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February 16, 2018

Writing for a “Princess”

Imagine you’re a writer, and you get a call one day from a friend asking if you might be available to provide speech-writing assistance to a colleague of his.  And then imagine that the colleague turns out to be Yolanda Denise King, daughter of Coretta and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That’s what happened to

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February 7, 2018

The Strike that Brought Hope to Memphis Sanitation Workers

Surviving Memphis sanitation workers recall their 1968 campaign for economic equality, and the final moments of Dr. King’s life. “I remember when I was hired by the Memphis Department of Public Works on April 15, 1967,” recalls Rev. Cleophus Smith. “This particular morning, it was cold. I’m talkin’ about cold, cold. We didn’t have sufficient

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February 2, 2018

Earning Her Wings: First FedEx African American Woman Pilot Reflects Journey

FedEx Airbus Captain and Line Check Airman Tahirah Lamont Brown recalls her very first time in the cockpit in 1992—a momentous occasion for any pilot, but especially for an African American woman...

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January 30, 2018

The Girl on the Balcony

Millions have seen the image. Moments after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, photographer Joseph Louw captured the moment when those with Dr. King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel all pointed to an area across the street. “In the moments following the shot, as King lay unconscious

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