A “Boss Lady” Takes Charge in the Delta

  • Date: 03/28/2024

Thankfully for her neighbors, local professional Pam Chatman was determined to help. With the goal of increasing access to job opportunities that offer a stable income, she found an innovative solution.

“If you want to get to a sustainable job with great benefits,” Pam says, many residents need to travel.

In 2018, Pam met with a national recruiter for the shipping company FedEx. The conversation turned to how residents of the Delta and FedEx could support one another.

“The first thing that came to mind was job opportunities that provide a sustainable income,” says Pam. “So we set up a hiring event, and we had over a thousand-plus people come out.”

Then, they had to figure out how to get folks to work. Boss Lady Transportation was born.

“Every day, Boss Lady Transportation takes people to and from several small rural communities in the Delta to work at FedEx hubs in Memphis and Olive Branch, Mississippi,” says Pam.

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