Sujata Gosalia Named 'Fiercest Woman in Telecom'
The voters have spoken. The winner of the first “Fiercest Women in Telecom” contest is Sujata Gosalia, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Cox Communications.
It was a close contest at the end. Gosalia amassed 4,915 votes to edge out Frontier Communications’ Veronica Bloodworth with 4,851 votes.
Over the course of a week, the FierceWireless tournament pitted 24 amazing female executives at top wireless and wired service providers and telecom vendors against each other in five rounds of matchups.
The wired service providers were especially competitive in this contest, clearly encouraging their employees to vote for their contestant and spread the word on social media.
In the end Gosalia prevailed. And she’s well deserving. At Cox she sets the strategic vision and growth agenda for the largest private telecommunications provider in the U.S. In her role she is responsible for corporate strategy, business development, incubation of new ventures, and several of Cox’s growth businesses in the areas of internet of things and edge computing. She also oversees Cox Media, the company’s advertising sales division.
In the last year, Gosalia’s team has launched two entirely new businesses of note: a new edge business, Cox Edge, and a smart hospital business, Cox Prosight.
A Cox spokesperson said, “She continues to drive company strategy as we seek new adjacent growth paths and to optimize our existing businesses.”
Also of note, Gosalia was Cox’s executive sponsor for Lotus, the company’s Asian American/Pacific Islander employee resource group. “Navigating the violence and hate directed toward these people groups was both a challenge and opportunity for her to encourage employees in new ways this year,” said the spokesperson.
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