As Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for Pitney Bowes Sheryl leads the company’s strategies, operations and storytelling at the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement to help create a high-performance culture. This role combines her extensive communications expertise, deep understanding of business strategy, strength in analytics and passion for creating inclusive experiences. She also co-leads a multi-functional team exploring the future of work.
Sheryl graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA with a degree in Human Biology.
A sampling of media coverage on Sheryl’s career and thought leadership includes: profile in “Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership”; Puget Sound PRSA, Spotlight on DEI; PR Masters Series Podcast; PR Week Podcast; The 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 has received numerous honors a few of which include: 2022 Diversity Leaders Award from Profiles in Diversity; Mother of the Year, Stamford Norwalk Chapter of Jack & Jill of America; the Public Relations Society of America’s D. Parke Gibson Award, its highest individual honor in diversity; 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut; Commitment to Community Service Award from the Urban League of Southern CT; 2-time Savoy Magazine’s Top Influential Women in Corporate America; Donald H. McGannon Award from the National Urban League; and Walter H. Wheeler, Jr. Award from Pitney Bowes.
Sheryl is a popular speaker, a sampling of which includes: 2022 Preparing for the New Normal, CDO PowerCircle; 2022 “The Future of Work: The Remote & Hybrid Office”, Power to Fly; 2022 PRSA Diverse Dialogues Series: Building a Better Workplace for Black Employees; 2022 Breaking the Glass Ceiling Panel, WE@arise; 2021 Elon University the Future of D&I; 2021 Engaging in Conversations on Race and Racism, Catalyst; 2021 PR Women of Influence, The Plank Center; 2021 Defining Diversity, Latino Magazine; 2021 Guest Lecturer Issues in Communication, Marquette University; 2020 New England Women’s Policy Conference; 2020 “Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series” Quinnipiac School of Business.
The Professional and Community Boards Sheryl serves on include Elon University, School of Communications, Advisory Board; Co-Chair of the Page Society’s DEI Advisory Board; Greenwich Hospital; The Stamford Center for the Arts; the National Board of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is member of The Links, Incorporated; a life-time member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.; and the Stanford University Alumni Association and Stanford National Black Alumni Association.
Sheryl is married to Curt Battles, Founder/CEO of Craft Brewing Insights and their daughter Kendall attends Elon University. The family attends the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford.