Les années 1940

Pionnier de la diversité

En tant que PDG visionnaire, Walter Wheeler reconnaissait l’importance de la diversité au sein de l’entreprise. Il s’est fait le défenseur de l’embauche des femmes et des personnes issues des minorités ethniques, reflet de la population vivant autour du siège de Pitney Bowes à Stamford, dans le Connecticut.

De 1940 à 2020

Notre engagement en faveur de la culture d’entreprise se poursuit à ce jour, comme en témoignent les nombreux prix et récompenses qui nous ont été décernés. Nous figurons notamment dans la liste Forbes des meilleurs employeurs américains pour la diversité en 2020, l’indice Bloomberg de l’égalité des sexes en 2020 et la liste Forbes des meilleurs employeurs pour les femmes en 2020.

1942

During World War II, Pitney Bowes converts 95% of its total production to support the allied effort. This includes developing a device known as the API, the first navigational instrument to provide continuous latitude and longitude readings. This Pitney Bowes innovation is credited with the success of numerous aerial missions.

1942

Image of WW2 mailroom

1942

Women comprised nearly 40% of the workforce at the Stamford, CT plant. The commitment of Pitney Bowes to hire women for key positions continues to the present day.

Women awards Images of women employees at Pitney Bowes

1942

Walter Wheeler and his associates boycott a hotel that refused to register an African-American salesman from Pitney Bowes who was being recognized at our annual Sales Leadership Conference. We were among the first companies to actively recruit people of color for employment.

1943

Walter Wheeler advocates for cultural inclusivity in the workplace. He drafts a memo instructing his Personnel Department to hire with diversity in mind.

Images of Pitney Bowes employees

1946

After World War II, Pitney Bowes remains committed to the hiring of women and people of color. Many other companies reverted to hiring primarily men.

Image of Pitney Bowes staff photo