Cox Communications Celebrates Black Women Leaders

Cox Communications ranked No. 34 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


Cox Communications celebrates Black women leaders from the past and present in honor of Black History Month.

“Black women over the decades have led the way in fields from sports to politics to art, however, many of their accomplishments have remained unsung. Many Black women have not only become successful in their own right but are doing the work to help others come up behind them,” the company wrote.

The company mentioned eight Black women from the past and present who are leaders:

  • Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of TIAA: One of the first Black women to lead a Fortune 500 company
  • Simone Biles: The first Black all-around world champion gymnast and the second Black woman to claim the Olympic gold medal in the all-around
  • Shirley Chisholm: The first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress
  • Mae Jemison: The first Black woman to travel to space
  • Madam C.J. Walker: The first Black female millionaire in the U.S.
  • Dr. Marcia Chatelain: A leading scholar in African American studies
  • Cicely Tyson: Entertained as one of the preeminent Black performers in the U.S. for more than five decades
  • Kara Walker: One of the youngest artists ever to receive the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship, more commonly known as a “genius grant”

“Despite being one of the most ambitious and educated groups in the U.S., many Black women still struggle to be recognized for their work and contributions,” Cox Communications wrote. “For Black History Month, it’s important to celebrate Black women who have broken new ground and pushed for equality for their communities.”

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