Monday, August 21, 2017

Over 2500 Women Participate in Exclusive Hackathon - Pitney Bowes’s Code Inspire 2.0

Aimed at enhancing women representation in technology, Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce, today announced the winners of its second diversity hackathon ‘Pitney Bowes Code Inspire 2.0’, targeted at women in colleges, working professionals and those who have taken a career break.

Pitney Bowes Code Inspire 2.0 was a week-long programming marathon which had over 2500+ participants registering for the online qualifying round, of which 12 were shortlisted and invited for the final round to the Pitney Bowes Pune office. This is the second successful edition of the Pitney Bowes Diversity hackathon.

Diversity & Inclusion are deep-rooted in Pitney Bowes culture and the company boasts of several women-centric policies, some of which include:
  • Mayeri, the Pitney Bowes Maternity program that extends 6 months of maternity leave to new mothers, along with other key benefits such as free sessions with nutritionists, tie-ups with crèches, a designated buddy to help make a smooth transition back from maternity
  • A ‘Special hiring day’ on International Women’s Day dedicated in the calendar to facilitate referrals for women
  • Customized Training Intervention Programs for women employees by taking a blended approach to learning ranging from industry relevant case studies to simulations
It is this commitment of providing a great work culture that values diversity and inclusion for employees that led to Pitney Bowes being recognized as a Great Work Place seven times, since the inception of its India operations in 2007. In 2017, Pitney Bowes ranked #9 in India’s Great Place to Work list; has been recognized for Excellence in driving a ‘Culture of Innovation & Change Management’ by the Association of Talent Development and has been named America’s Best Large Employers for the second time.

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