Sheryl Battles

Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement
Pitney Bowes Inc.

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.

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