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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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Global Entrepreneurship Summit - India 2017


Shaila Rao Mistry has been invited by the US State Department to represent the United States as an official delegate to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES 2017 will be held at the Hyderabad Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India and participation is by invitation only.

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Young Enterprising Women & Other Canadian Firsts




Jason Mackay, General Manager of COMPAREX Canada is no stranger to firsts. One of the youngest leaders in the Canadian tech space, he has a reputation for snatching a good opportunity. He’s forged a new path for COMPAREX into the Canadian marketplace and built an incredibly diverse team in the process.

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