VP & GM, Cox Homelife, Cox Communications
This past year, Faulkner focused on positioning Cox’s home security and automation service as the fourth product in the company’s bundle while continuing to add features and develop advanced services. She also heads up operational strategies for Cox Homelife, from sales and marketing to customer experience, and is constantly identifying ways to integrate it with adjacent platforms. Clues to Faulkner’s success can be found in the advice she would give her 13-year-old self: “Take risks and don’t worry about failures—they will be your best learning ground,” she says. “Also, don’t be fearful of change. You’ll learn so much from the right and left turns you take in life—just trust your instinct.”
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Take risks and don’t worry about failures – they will be your best learning ground. Also, don’t be fearful of change. You’ll learn so much from the right and left turns you take in life – just trust your instinct.
Which current programming best reflects the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
We need more women in technology so my vote goes to Big Bang Theory’s Amy Fowler. Her character represents someone who is true to herself with a deep passion for technology …and she’s not afraid to shy away from it.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
Consolidation is fully baked, peppered with a lively regulatory landscape.