SVP, Marketing Operations, Cox Communications

Relaunching Cox’s Contour and the new capabilities powered by the X1 licensing platform was a major project, especially since Langner simultaneously led a nationwide employee campaign that built on employee excitement for Contour. She also led marketing activities as Gigabit was extended to a total of 12 states, and her lead to make the company’s marketing materials bilingual has helped Cox reach more Hispanic customers. While acknowledging MSO operators and content providers do well recruiting, mentoring and promoting women, Langner says, “The technical side of the business could still improve: about 20 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees awarded to women, yet only 13 percent of the engineering workforce is female.”

Which sector of the cable industry best demonstrates gender equality? Which could use some enlightenment?

MSO operators and content providers continue to do a solid job recruiting, mentoring and promoting women.  The technical side of the business could still improve: about 20 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees awarded to women, yet only 13 percent of the engineering workforce is female.

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self? Don’t sweat the small stuff. Perfection is the enemy of good.

What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?

Mergers, mergers, mergers.

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