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Enterprising Women Names Three Women Business Owners to its Advisory Board

RALEIGH, N.C., May 9, 2018 –Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Anne B. Freedman, Dr. Margo Jacquot, and Jodi L. Standke to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. Distinguished leaders in their fields, these exemplary women business owners will contribute their expertise and resources to advancing Enterprising Women’s pre-eminence as a source of best practices and inspiration for successful women business owners across North America and globally.

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Thirty-One Gifts Launches Baby Product Line



Thirty-One Gifts is owned by Enterprising Women Advisory Board member Cindy Monroe, who is a past recipient of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award and has been inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame.

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Skoll Foundation Announces 2018 Awards for Social Entrepreneurship

PALO ALTO, CA, APRIL 2, 2018 —Kicking off next week’s 15th Annual Skoll World Forum, the Skoll Foundation announced the six winners of the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

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FedEx Launches Sixth Annual Small Business Grant Contest

$120,500 Total Cash and Prizes Available to 10 U.S. Based Small BusinessesMEMPHIS, Tenn., February 20, 2018—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the launch of its sixth annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, which recognizes passionate and innovative small businesses from across the country who aspire to take their businesses to the next level. This year, the contest offers a total prize pool of $120,500 to ten U.S. based small businesses, including a credit for print and business services from FedEx Office. Specifically, the awards will include:Grand prize: One (1) winner of $25,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business servicesSilver prize: One (1) winner of $15,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office® print and business servicesBronze prize: Eight (8) winners of $7,500, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office® print and business services

“More than 17,000 small businesses have shared their unique stories and dreams of success with us since we launched our first contest in 2012,” said Scott Harkins, senior vice president, Customer Channel Marketing at FedEx. “We’ve learned a lot about the unique challenges small businesses face and it’s exciting to see the many ways our past winners have used their FedEx grants to grow and expand, both here in the U.S and across the globe.”

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Judith McKenna Named President and CEO of Walmart International

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 17, 2018 – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that Judith McKenna will be promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Walmart International, the company’s second-largest operating segment. She will be succeeding David Cheesewright, who has been in role since 2014 and recently shared his desire to retire from a full-time role.

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Be A Mentor

Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.

The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

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