She Wrote Speeches For 3 Different CEO's, Now She's The VP of Global D&I and Engagement

Sheryl Battles
Sheryl Battles
She Wrote Speeches For 3 Different CEO's, Now She's The VP of Global D&I and Engagement

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Sheryl Battles started as a speechwriter for the CEO of Pitney Bowes, and ultimately led all forms of communication, from media relations to investor communications to help executives and organizations lead. Now, with 30 years’ experience (and three CEO's under her belt) Sheryl is the VP of...

Sheryl Battles started as a speechwriter for the CEO of Pitney Bowes, and ultimately led all forms of communication, from media relations to investor communications to help executives and organizations lead. Now, with 30 years’ experience (and three CEO's under her belt) Sheryl is the VP of Global D&I and Engagement and she’s still leveraging communications to help senior leaders and company sustain their brand as an engaging, inclusive employer. Ask Sheryl anything in this live Q&A and learn her strategies for authentic leadership from anywhere, including tips for managing your personal brand at any stage in your career.

In this chat, Sheryl wants you to walk away with:

  • Tips for intentionally managing your personal brand to help you lead from anywhere
  • The understanding of how your personal brand directly impacts what you do and where you go in your career
  • Tools for becoming a more authentic leader regardless of title

Meet The Speaker

Sheryl Battles
Sheryl Battles

As a member of the CHRO’s senior team, Sheryl is responsible for leading the company’s strategies and story-telling in each of these areas. She provides strategic counsel to the senior team and develops initiatives to help the enterprise leverage the intersection of diversity, inclusion and engagement to support business and employee success. This role combines Sheryl’s extensive communications expertise, deep understanding of the company’s strategy and passion for creating inclusive employee experiences. Her accountabilities also include: administration and analysis of the engagement survey; exploring the link between inclusion and engagement to help drive better employee experiences; collaborating to integrate diversity and inclusion into all aspects of talent management; and serving as a spokesperson with internal and external audiences on the company’s best practices and vision of the business value of diversity, inclusion and engagement.

Sheryl joined Pitney Bowes in 1989, in Stamford, as Manager of Communications and speechwriter for the CEO. Since then she has held positions of increasing responsibility, with the most recent being Vice President of Diversity and Communications with responsibilities for financial communications and executive communications support. During her tenure, the company has awarded her its Walter H. Wheeler award for individual accomplishment and the One Standard Excellence Award for team projects (x2).

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