Sujata Gosalia

Gosalia’s been on the job at Cox since last January, overseeing new business development, strategy and ad division Cox Media. In that short time, her team launched a new business line that provides comprehensive commercial IoT solutions, with the largest low power wireless deployment in the nation out of the gate connecting 500,000 automotive vehicles. The Me Too movement, she says, “is a story of institutions that have enabled this behavior to go unchecked for decades. We have more to do to excise it permanently from our organizations.”

What are your thoughts on the industry’s current response to the Me Too movement, and its treatment of men who have been accused of sexual harassing and/or assaulting women and men? Are there other steps you feel should be taken?
The Me Too movement has opened up a space for men and women to share their truths about sexual assault and for action to be taken to do right by them. I think we can all agree that this is a good start. Repercussions have started in large scale to affect the harasser, no matter their power or influence, and not just the people who previously had to endure the harassment in silence. But we must realize that the Me Too story in our industry, as in other industries, is just not a story of individuals. It is, rather, a story of institutions that have enabled this behavior to go unchecked for decades. We have more to do to excise it permanently from our organizations.

Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
My mom is my inspiration! She is kind, brave, passionate, hardworking. My mom had to leave school early to earn money for her family when her father got sick. She and my father immigrated to this country from India with very little and made a wonderful life for our family. Through all the challenge and adversity, my mom has stayed a tremendous optimist, and always finds a way to share her joy with others. She is everything I strive to be.

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