From receptionist to CEO: Resilient Black woman becomes FedEx's first Black CEO

From receptionist to CEO: Resilient Black woman becomes FedEx's first Black CEO

- Ramona Hood is the president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical

- The accomplished woman made history in 2020 when she became the first African-American to be named president and CEO since the establishment's inception

- Hood earned her rise through the ranks, starting at FedEx as a receptionist

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Ramona Hood inked her name in the history books after she became the first African-American to be named president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical.

The high-achieving woman etched her name in the sands of history in 2020, as the establishment’s first African-American and woman to hold the position since the company's inception.

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From receptionist to CEO: Resilient Black woman becomes FedEx's first Black CEO

Ramona Hood is the president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical. Photo credit: everipedia.org
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Until her appointment, Commercial Appeal reports that Hood transitioned into her role as CEO after serving as vice president of operations, strategy, and planning for FedEx Custom Critical. However, her initial position at FedEx was a receptionist.

Hood started her career at FedEx, previously known as Roberts Express, as a 19-year-old single mother in 1991.

As CEO of the company, Hood wants to use technology to address customer’s shipment needs by ''looking at things in ways we haven’t in the past.''

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Hood’s rise to the top was intentional and purposeful. She earned a business management degree from Walsh University and an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhood School of Management.

In another story, Ben Dotsei Malor, a former presidential staffer in the John Mahama regime, has paid a visit to Sister Yaavi, a woman who provided assistance to him while he was a student at the University of Ghana.

Molor revealed that Sister Yaavi and her younger sister Ameyo, often gave him some free food, without him asking.

At the time on Legon campus, Malor was without food on many occasions, simply because there was little or no money. ''I even started to convince myself that I studied best on an empty stomach,'' he said. However, Malor reveals that Sister Yaavi and her sister came to his rescue during his time of great financial difficulty.

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