Keith Wyche of Pitney Bowes Authors Book On How Minorities Can Succeed in Corporate America
STAMFORD, Conn., October 02, 2008 - Keith Wyche, president, East Region for Pitney Bowes Management Services, Inc. (PBMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) is the author of a new book entitled, “Good is Not Enough, and Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals” (Portfolio). The book provides insights into how minority professionals can advance in their careers.
In the book, Wyche presents his own experiences as well as those of other successful minority professionals in moving up the corporate ladder. A recent review in Time magazine described it as, “a solid career guide, inspirational tract and source of knowing advice for young Latino, Asian and black professionals.”
“Minorities must be prepared; must create ways to excel in corporate America other than the status quo. This book, in offering the insights and strategies from those who have ‘made it’ in corporate America, shares how they have moved from personal achievement to excellence,” stated Wyche.
Wyche suggests that minority job candidates gain insights on potential employers by asking questions such as, “Is it considered a “great place to work” by any leading business publications? Has it won any awards for diversity? Do members of the board as well as the senior leadership of the organization consist of people who look like you? Is it affiliated with, or does it support or endorse professional and social organizations that are meaningful to you?”
“One company that scores a high “yes” in response to these questions is Pitney Bowes. It is a company that supports and nurtures diversity – diversity of talent, diversity of thought and diversity in the services and solutions it offers customers,” Wyche added. He mentioned that from the “diversity of talent” perspective, Pitney Bowes has received several recognitions in 2008 alone, including the 2008 Best Diversity Companies list by Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology; Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list; and Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers to Work” list.
To exemplify “Diversity of Thought,” Wyche pointed out that Pitney Bowes has been established as a thought leader by being ranked among the Top 100 Global Outsourcing Service Providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for the past two years, and named among the top Electronic Discovery Service Providers in the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Survey, among other accolades. “Also, we have a diverse array of technology-enabled products, services and solutions that best meet our customers’ needs,” Wyche noted.
Johnna Torsone, Pitney Bowes executive vice president & Chief Human Resources officer noted that, “Diversity is integral to the way we do business and manage people. We applaud Keith for serving as a role model to our workforce at Pitney Bowes and to others who want to excel in their careers.”
Pitney Bowes Management Services provides on-site and off-site outsourced mail, print and document management solutions to the Fortune 1000, AmLaw 200 and Federal Government agencies. Pitney Bowes Inc. is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.3 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.