Sujata Gosalia

The COVID crisis put Gosalia’s strategic business planning into overdrive. 2020 saw her launch a telehealth service to support independent physicians and mental health professionals in treating their patients virtually, a service provided free during the pandemic. She also helped spearhead an effort to support thousands of restaurants and small businesses with free Cox Media advertising and marketing support during shutdowns. An active NAMIC and WICT member, Gosalia says equality is a personal core value. “I have become a fierce advocate for inclusion in part because I want to make sure that colleagues that are coming up the ranks today have fewer of these hurdles to climb. I want them to feel seen and for their talents to be more justly rewarded,” she says. “Over time, allyship with diverse employee groups has formed a more substantive part of my ‘why’ in championing diversity and inclusion.”

The conversation about racial injustice in 2020 has been … challenging, overdue and so necessary. They feel different than past conversations about race, so I am hopeful for real change. We each have work to do to ensure the dialogue results in action.

How have you been a champion of diversity & inclusion in your professional life?
Equality is a personal core value of mine, always has been. I have become a fierce advocate for inclusion in part because I want to make sure that colleagues that are coming up the ranks today have fewer of these hurdles to climb. I want them to feel seen and for their talents to be more justly rewarded. Over time, allyship with diverse employee groups has formed a more substantive part of my “why” in championing diversity and inclusion. Personally, I have been an executive sponsor of multiple employee resource groups at Cox, and mentored talent both internally and externally in the broader Atlanta community. I am also an active participant in NAMIC and WICT, as well as diversity organizations in Atlanta, which play such important roles in advancing this agenda and in developing our future leaders. 

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