Cox climbs three notches on 2013 DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity List


Digital and Radio Facts: Radio Facts: coxCox Communications was recognized as one of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the eighth time. For the last seven years, Cox has ranked in the top 25, with a ranking of No. 22 this year, up from No. 25 in 2012.

Cox was further heralded for its diversity leadership with a No. 4 ranking in the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Blacks.

“Diversity and inclusion are core values that are woven into every aspect of Cox’s culture and business operations,” said Steve Rizley, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cox Communications-Southwest Region. “We strive to have an employee base that mirrors the communities we serve.”

Cox’s inclusion on these prestigious lists can be attributed to the comprehensive approach it takes to diversity, which includes ensuring the company is not only inclusive in hiring and retaining employees, but also in its supplier relationships, community outreach and the products and services it offers.

“Additionally, we pride ourselves on promoting diversity beyond the walls of Cox, through our support of nonprofits such as Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, Diversity Leadership Alliance, Valle Del Sol and the NAACP’s Freedom Fund that builds strong partnerships in our community every day,” said Rizley.

DiversityInc 2013 survey results show that Top 50 companies have:

76% more Blacks, Latinos and Asians on their boards of directors than the Fortune 500
54% more women on their boards of directors than the Fortune 500
43% more women in the top level (CEO and direct reports) than the Fortune 500
16.6% more Blacks, Latinos and Asians in the top level (CEO and direct reports) than the Fortune 500
14 times more CEOs who are Black, Latino or Asian than the Fortune 500 (16% of Top 50 CEOs are Black, Latino or Asian vs. 1.2% for the Fortune 500)
In addition, DiversityInc notes that Top 50 companies have 51% more employees in resource groups than they did five years ago and donated 53% more to multicultural charities than they did five years ago.

SOURCE Cox Communications


  1. That all sounds great on paper!! I would like to ask Cox Radio why it’s San Antonio office is almost “Lilly White” and none of their on air personalities here are African-American? Why do they refuse to hire any African-Americans? I’ve applied and I’ve worked on the air in markets including Washington, DC, (WHUR, WMMJ) Cleveland, OH (WJMO) and Columbus, OH (WVKO) and Norfolk (WOWI), Hampton VA (WHOV). and I can’t get any response from them. It’s not like they can’t find any qualified candidates. Why out of seven local stations that they own here in San Antonio are none of them catering to an African-American
    audience? Why do they continue refuse to allow an Urban Adult Formatted radio station to exist down here? I own an online radio station ( and I’ve tried to get someone’s attention there at Cox Radio and iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) to give my radio station’s format (Old school R&B, New R&B, with some Smooth Jazz and Gospel on Sunday) consideration and a chance as a format here. You can’t tell me that Hispanics and Blacks don’t listen to old school music because I know better! Cox needs to diversity the monopoly of station formats in this market. I can’t even get as much as a return phone call from anyone!!. Diversity on paper is one thing, but I’m not seeing it in this part of the real world!! I would really appreciate it if RFFocus can help me to have someone in a decision making position at Cox Radio to call me. I would love to pitch it to someone there who would consider letting me implement it on 106.7 , the local FM radio station here that has changed it’s format several times in the last five years without much success and it continues to fail. Call me: (210) 440-3968 John Hairston, I’ll be waiting but not holding my breath.


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