Stamford, Conn. – Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of shipping, mailing, data and ecommerce, has been named to the Forbes Magazine List of America’s Best Employers for Women 2018. Pitney Bowes is ranked number 63 of the 300 firms on the list, and is sixth among the technology companies.
For nearly 100 years, Pitney Bowes has had a diverse culture of innovation. The company’s core values are that “we do the right thing the right way.” Currently, 42 percent of the Pitney Bowes U.S. workforce is women, and women comprise 38 percent of the Board of Directors. In addition, women-led businesses drive 30 percent of the company’s revenue.
“Diversity and inclusion continues to be a defining element of our character and how we do business. To begin with, it’s the right thing to do. But diversity and inclusion are also critical to our business success as we work to mirror the markets we serve and compete for the very best talent we can attract,” said Pitney Bowes Chief Executive Officer Marc B. Lautenbach. “Our team is stronger – and our decisions better – when we have people with different backgrounds, different experiences and different points of view. This is why the data is very clear that diverse and inclusive teams are keys to high-performing organizations.”
“Our culture is at the foundation of everything we do at Pitney Bowes. We invest significantly in diversity and inclusion and our ability to attract talent is reflective of that,” said Pitney Bowes Chief Human Resources Officer Johnna Torsone. “Women want what we all want – equal opportunities, respect at the workplace, and values that are evident in our work every day. We are honored to be named to the Forbes Magazine List of America’s Best Employers for Women 2018.”
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the companies doing the most to support their female workforces with the first-ever ranking of America’s Best Employers For Women. To determine the list, Statista surveyed 40,000 Americans, including 25,000 women, working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.
All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. Respondents were first asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity. These respondents were also asked to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The final list ranks the 300 employers that both received the most recommendations and boast the most gender diverse boards and executive ranks.