Pitney Bowes held its fourth annual Next Generation Conference on June 21. Consistent with this year’s theme being “The Future is Now: What’s NOW, What’s NEXT?”, the young professionals and interns in attendance participated in sessions and discussions on growth mindset and emotional intelligence, our business and its future, technological advances, and future of work. Conference participants had an opportunity to hear from senior leaders, external experts and one another.
Adam Czarnik, Principal UX Designer, Global User Experience and one of PB’s talented young professionals, captured the spirit of each presentation in the visual notes below.
The day was hosted by Executive Advisor, Johnna Torsone, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, who spoke about the importance of growth and learning in the work environment.
Debbie Pfeiffer, President, Presort Services, led an informative session on growth mindset and emotional intelligence. We followed the session with table exercises where participants got to analyze work scenarios based on what they had just learned about growth mindset and emotional intelligence.
Our CEO, Marc Lautenbach spoke about what brought him to Pitney Bowes, our transformations to move forward and our positioning for the future.
James Fairweather, Chief Innovation Officer, discussed the topic of building momentum and maintaining it within our careers.
And, Matt Campbell, Managing Director Advisory Services Global and Lead Partner KPMG, talked about the workplace of the future and the skills necessary to succeed.
There was also a panel discussion where current young professionals shared personal experiences including some of the ups and downs they have gone through and insights about their career. They emphasized the importance of welcoming change and further demonstrated how there is always opportunity for personal improvement and growth with a company like Pitney Bowes.
In addition to the presenters, there was also time for networking with the objective to meet, connect and build networks.
“We created the Next Generation Conference to give our young professionals and interns an opportunity to engage with our company and each other in a different way. It’s part of our inclusive, high performing culture to create a space for young professionals to enhance their understanding of the company, think about their future and build networks with each other,” Sheryl Battles, VP Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement.
Following the event, participants expressed their gratitude for the conference stating, “I loved all the different speakers from different departments, the panel discussion and how all of the speakers got to where they are today.” As well as explaining how “It’s great to see the moves internal mobility has made over the years. We are very fortunate to have individuals that have great concern with the development of our careers.”