Diversity reboot

Sheryl Battles
Sheryl Battles
Summit Speaker

Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for Pitney Bowes Inc

Sheryl is Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for Pitney Bowes Inc. She leads the company’s strategies, operations and storytelling at the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and engagement to help fuel business results and individual growth. This role combines Sheryl’s extensive communications expertise, deep understanding of business strategy, strength in analytics and passion for creating inclusive experiences. She also co-leads a cross-functional team exploring strategies and options for the way they will work going forward.

Throughout her career Sheryl has appeared in a wide variety of media outlets including a profile in the book “Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership”; Savoy Magazine’s Top Influential Women in Corporate America; Harvard Business Review (“Leadership in Your Midst: Tapping the Hidden Strengths of Minority Executives”); Time Magazine (“Pathways to Power” – photo caption on mentoring); and Ebony Magazine “100 Most Promising Black Women in Corporate America.”

Sheryl is a popular speaker in business and the community, and she has won numerous awards from national and local civic, business and professional organizations including: the Walter Wheeler Award, Pitney Bowes highest employee honor; Donald H. McGannon Award from the National Urban League; 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut, CT NAACP; the Public Relations Society of America’s D. Parke Gibson award for contributions to diversity; and, most recently 2022 Diversity Leaders Award from Profiles in Diversity. Sheryl serves on numerous professional and community Boards including: Elon University, School of Communications, Advisory Board; Co-Chair of the Arthur W. Page Society’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board; The Board of Trustees of the Greenwich Hospital, part of the Yale New Haven Health System; The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Stamford Center for the Arts; and, the National Board of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Sheryl has a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. She is married to Curt Battles, Founder/CEO of Craft Brewing Insights, who has a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern University, and their daughter Kendall attends Elon University. The family attends the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford where both parents have served as Elders.