Philip Nutsugah

Nutsugah has stepped up to the plate as a leader at Cox where many others could have been intimidated. Nutsugah served on the operator’s National Diversity & Inclusion Council for eight years and most recently helped create an informal mentorship program that aims to support Black executives at Cox. Nutsugah also served as executive sponsor of the company’s Thrive ERG for young professionals in 2019, where he emphasized the value of making stronger connections between younger professionals and senior leaders across the company. Outside of Cox, he works toward inclusion as a board member for Camp Twin Lakes, a nonprofit aimed at improving the lives of kids with disabilities. One of his favorite shows on TV today that embraces D&I is NBC’s “This is Us.” “It deals with everything from mixed race family issues, LGBT, mental health, disability, body-shaming, aging, alcoholism, etc., etc.,” Nutsugah says.

Who deserves a biopic made about their life and why?
Barack Obama. Regardless of what you think of his politics, it is undeniable that he is a groundbreaking leader and, from his background, not one you would have guessed would be the first (and hopefully not the last) African American POTUS

My best advice for fostering open, honest communication…
“Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood” – Stephen Covey

Favorite current show that you feel embraces D&I?
“This is Us.” It deals with everything from mixed race family issues, LGBT, mental health, disability, body-shaming, aging, alcoholism, etc., etc.

How do you personally champion diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace?
Co-led the creation of a mentoring program in January 2020 that serves to support, coach and sponsor black executives at Cox.

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