No. 18 | Cox Communications | DiversityInc Top 50

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  • Blacks, Latinos and Asians in Senior Leadership: 41.4% more than the Top 50
  • Level 1 Mentoring Participation: 40.7% more than the Top 50
  • Level 1 Sponsoring ERGs: 32.7% more than the Top 50


Diversity and inclusion are a critical part of Cox Communications’ company culture. Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications, serves as the chair of the National Diversity Council, a position he has held for close to 10 years.

In 2016, Cox Communications’ supplier diversity team designed, planned and executed a series of procurement readiness workshops entitled: “How to Do Business with Cox” aimed at prospective small and medium sized diverse suppliers.

In 2016, Cox developed a new 90-minute virtual learning experience, “Embracing a Culture of Inclusion” into its training program geared toward middle manager and people leaders.

Cox launched two new employee resource groups (ERG’s) to serve employees, Black and African American and Cox Pride ERG’s. These two new ERG’s join our Women’s and Young Professionals ERG’s.

The company’s mentoring programs encompass cross-cultural mentor-mentee partnerships matching employees from different genders, races and ethnicities. And they also have formal follow-up procedures including formal evaluations of mentors and mentees when the formal relationship ends.


Pat Esser


“Our employees, our suppliers and our customers take heart in knowing that Cox Communications is — and always will be — a place where Diversity and Inclusion is at the core of who we are.”

LeVoyd Carter

Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion

“At Cox Communications, Diversity and Inclusion remains a cornerstone of our company’s success and it drives innovation in an ever changing business culture as we focus on meeting the evolving needs of our customers and the communities we serve.”


U.S. Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.

Global Employees: 18,446

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