Women in Technology Award

Created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women technology professionals, the annual Women in Technology Award acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding professional growth and significantly contributed to the advancement of technology in the cable and media industry. The Women in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), The WICT Network and Cablefax.

Toni Stubbs

VP Technology, Engineering and Operations
Cox Communications

On August 25, 2022, The WICT Network, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), a subsidiary of CableLabs®, and Cablefax announced that Toni Stubbs, VP Technology, Engineering and Operations at Cox Communications, was the winner of the prestigious 2022 Women in Technology Award. Cox SVP of the Integration Management Office (IMO), and 2021 award winner, Patricia Martin presented the 2022 Women in Technology Award to Toni Stubbs during the SCTE® Cable-Tec Expo® on Wednesday, September 21.

“We are all extremely proud to present Toni Stubbs with this well-deserved recognition. She is a multi-faceted, innovative leader with superlative professional credentials. Toni’s track record of success, together with her tireless advocacy for women, makes her the perfect recipient for this year’s esteemed Women in Technology Award. The WICT Network applauds and congratulates Toni,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of The WICT Network.

Toni Stubbs is vice president of technology engineering and operations for Cox in Virginia. In this role, Toni leads all network planning, engineering and Master Telecommunications Center operations across Cox Virginia’s Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke footprints along with a segment of North Carolina.

Toni first joined Cox as vice president, information technology with Cox’s previous Middle America system, headquartered in Tyler, Texas. There she was the leading technical executive for the region which included three customer care centers.  In 2006, she joined the Hampton Roads team, extending the scope of her role to encompass both technical and strategic planning leadership. In 2009, Toni’s scope expanded statewide, and in 2012 she assumed additional responsibility for Cox’s network operations functions in Virginia. In her current role, Toni provides focused strategic and operational direction to over 150 team members who install and support the platforms that deliver voice, video, and data to over 1 million customers across the region.

Toni earned a B.A. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Mercy College located in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. In 2009, Toni completed the CTAM Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. In 2014, she graduated from the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and in 2019 she completed NAMIC’s Executive Leadership Development Program at the UVA Darden School of Business. Toni holds several Cablefax recognitions as one of the industry’s top minorities in technology.

Toni is a member of SCTE, NAMIC, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and is the Chapter Mentor for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Virginia. She sits on several boards, including Envision Lead Grow, the Urban League of Hampton Roads as well as WICT Virginia. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Norfolk State University Department of Technology.

Toni is actively involved in her church, volunteers for several organizations within the community, and spends time doing missions work abroad. She is an advocate for children in foster care and those in need. Toni is a mother of four. She and the family are animal lovers and share their home with their four dogs.

Women in Technology award nominees should possess the following attributes:

  • Exhibits a high level of knowledge, skill and professionalism regarding technology in the cable telecommunications industry;
  • Exhibits continued investment in their own professional, technical and personal growth;
  • Exhibits commitment to the industry’s professional activities through community activity, professional society involvement, company affinity groups, etc.;
  • Encourages and invests in mentoring others in the cable industry;
  • Demonstrates a proven track record of success in contributing to their company and the cable telecommunications industry;
  • Holds a current membership in both The WICT Network and SCTE/ISBE.

This award is presented at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®.


To view a list of past Women in Technology recipients, click here.


If you have any questions about our awards or would like additional information, please contact Kathleen McNally.


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