Pitney Bowes Named One of the '40 Best Companies for Diversity'
STAMFORD, Conn., July 01, 2009 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced that it has been named one of the ‘40 Best Companies for Diversity’ by Black Enterprise magazine for a fifth consecutive year. The company’s recognition on this prestigious list is based on its extensive supplier diversity program and the number of African Americans and other ethnic minority groups represented on its Board of Directors and in senior management positions. This is one of many awards bestowed on the company this year for its leadership in cultivating a sustainable model of corporate diversity.
“Pitney Bowes is honored to again be recognized as a champion in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce,” said Susan Johnson, vice president, Strategic Talent Management and Diversity Leadership, Pitney Bowes Inc. “At Pitney Bowes, our diverse talent and inclusion strategy is designed to generate a pipeline of diverse talent and development of early-in-career talent. We understand that our greatest asset is a diverse workforce, which influences the innovation and success of our business while attracting the best and the brightest talent as an employer of choice.”
Pitney Bowes has a long history of leadership in cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Today, integrated diversity and talent development initiatives transcend the organization. For example, the Strategic Talent Management division recently completed a webinar series on leadership capabilities and talent strategies for women within the organization.
In addition, Pitney Bowes consistently communicates with employees on the importance of nurturing a diverse and inclusive work environment with an emphasis on living the company’s values and a learning and development program focused on effective and appropriate behaviors for leaders and employees. Other initiatives include awards for outstanding achievement in diversity, an annual diversity festival, and new employee orientations that include a formal diversity message, among others.
The company’s diverse workforce and strategy received recognition earlier this year from Diversity Business magazine as one of ‘America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities’; Diversity MBA magazine as a ‘Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers to Work’; and Savoy Professional magazine as a ‘Top 100 Companies to Work For’. In addition, Karen Cavalloro, area director, Pitney Bowes Management Services, was named a “Top 100 under 50” emerging leader by Diversity MBA magazine.
About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes is a $6.3 billion global technology leader whose products, services and solutions deliver value within the mailstream and beyond. Founded in 1920, our company's 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. For more information about Pitney Bowes, its products, services and solutions, visit www.pb.com.