Our commitment to diversity and inclusion dates back to a time long before it was required, popular or politically correct. In 1942, our then-Chairman Walter H. Wheeler boycotted a hotel when it refused to register an African-American Pitney Bowes sales representative for a recignition event. The chairman became a role model for racial inclusion. Since then, the company has been recognized consistently for its strong commitment to a diverse workforce and culture of inclusion.
At Pitney Bowes, we're in the business of making new opportunities on every level. To create positive cultural impact and generate business value, this requires a full range of ideas and perspectives every day. We welcome all the ways in which we differ while actively creating a workplace of involvement, respect and connection. Our commitment to diversity ensures that we'll better understand evolving markets, connect with our global customer base, develop innovative solutions and attract and retain outstanding talent.
This approach has consistently won us a global recognition:
In 1987 Pitney Bowers formed a partnership with the Inroads organization to attract high-potential minority talent—offering them challenging intern assignments in a variety of Business Unit and Corporate departments.