Jennifer Hightower

Overseeing compliance in the industry’s ever-shifting regulatory climate is challenging, but Hightower and her team are on top of it. They’re also on top of the company’s legal operations, litigation, regulatory and privacy and government affairs. Hightower advises Cox executives across the company, too. Although she doesn’t work on the tech side, she sees the need for a technology pipeline for women. “We are a fascinating industry… we need to beat Silicon Valley in female recruitment,” she says.

How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
We need to continue to work on a technology pipeline. We are a fascinating industry… we need to beat Silicon Valley in female recruitment!

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Enjoy life. The girls next to you are awesome and the boy isn’t worth the attention you are investing in him. Go rock it girl!

Which current shows best reflect the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
“Madame Secretary”… Because Tea IS Secretary of State! And, she is a person I want to have a glass of wine with.

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