A survey conducted this year by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has ranked Cox Communications and Discovery Communications as the top companies for women in cable.
According to a news report published by Multichannel News, the biennial survey factors in employment, diversity and many other factors. They use that to compile a list of the top five MSOs and top five programmers based on three key factors namely pay equity, advancement opportunities and resources for work.
WICT sent out a press release confirming the same and it says in part; “After each survey is conducted, distinguished operators and programmers are recognized as the highest achievers based on the survey data. This year Cox Communications ranked highest for operators, while Discovery Communications attained top ranking for programmers.”
In the MSO list, Cox came out top and was followed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Atlantic Broadband in that order. Discovery led among the programmers followed by The Walt Disney Co., NBCUniversal, Turner Broadcasting System and HSN.
A total of 27 companies took part in the survey with the final list being whittled down to 10. WICT president Maria Brennan sent out congratulatory messages to Cox, Discovery and other winners who won fairly in the survey. Brennan said; “We congratulate and applaud this year’s PAR Best Companies for Women in Cable for their exemplary gender diversity efforts.”
She added; “When you consider the research that shows the positive benefits companies enjoy when they are more gender-diverse, the industry should use these top companies as models of strong D&I [diversity and inclusion] practices.”
The PAR survey gauges gender-related quantitative and qualitative employee data, and assesses companies’ diversity practices. Mercer, a leading global consultant on human capital issues, gathered and analyzed the data. This year marks the 12th anniversary and 10th survey cycle of the PAR Initiative.