A Driven Team for a
Diverse World

Diversity and inclusion is a Cox value and business imperative. We must reflect the customers that we serve in order to understand their needs and deliver products that meet those needs. As such, diversity and inclusion at Cox extends beyond traditional definitions of gender or ethnicity to encompass a full spectrum of different viewpoints, perspectives and experiences.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is a comprehensive one that spans four pillars: people, community, suppliers and customers. This strategy helps to ensure that we are not only inclusive in hiring and retaining employees, but also in our supplier relationships, community outreach and the products and services we offer.

We execute this strategy through a variety of processes and programs throughout the company. A corporate-level Cox Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner Group helps facilitate the sharing of best practices among and within each of our businesses, all of which execute their own diversity programs. Some highlights include:

  • Cox Enterprises leads the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner Group and a cross-divisional and highly rated corporate mentoring program. They also oversee national diversity partnerships with 100 Black Men of America, Human Rights Campaign, League of United Latin American Citizens and National Urban League.
  • Cox Communications has consistently ranked in the top 25 of DiversityInc’s list of Top 50 companies since 2007. A few of the initiatives that drive this ranking include a robust supplier diversity program, the formation of Employee Resource Groups and a Diversity Council led by the CEO.
  • Cox Automotive focuses its diversity outreach on industry gaps such as advocating for minority-owned franchise dealerships. Manheim and Autotrader also recognize women in the automotive business through the Barbara Cox Automotive Woman of the Year award, named after one of Cox Enterprises’ late owners.
  • Cox Media Group has long been a sponsor of organizations such as the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Black Journalists Association to support the development of a diverse talent pool in media. A recent initiative, the Digital Talent Program, takes this one step farther by providing one-year internship opportunities for a diverse group of recently graduated students.

National Diversity Partnerships

Cox is proud to be a national partner of some of the country’s most respected advocacy organizations. Our support ranges from financial support to in-kind donations, such as public service announcements, to program development and execution.

National urban league

An historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.

100 black men of america, inc.

Endeavors to improve the quality of life of African-Americans, particularly youth, in the communities it serves and enhance their educational and economic opportunities.

human rights campaign

America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

league of united latin american citizens

The nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities.