Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Cooper, we strive to attract, engage and retain the most talented and high-performing employees. We provide an environment where the most outstanding people in the world feel welcome, respected and valued for who they are and for their contributions. We are passionate about helping to raise the level of respect and inclusion in our communities. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. We embrace our employees’ differences in age, sex, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics that make each of them unique.




Corporate Equality Index

For the second consecutive year, Cooper has earned a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ equality in the workplace. Cooper has also been named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. To learn more, click the logo above.



Women on Boards        Women's Forum of New Your

Cooper has been honored by 50/50 Women on Boards and the Women’s Forum of New York for raising the bar for gender-diverse boards. Cooper’s board of directors includes 30 percent female representation, exceeding the national average. To learn more, click the logos above.



We believe in the power of bringing people together. Opportunities to advance knowledge, gain new skills and form professionally-beneficial relationships drive our employee resource groups, which include:

  • Cooper Pride – This group offers a professional network for LGBTQ+ employees and allies. From building mentoring relationships, to networking opportunities, community outreach, professional development and social events, Cooper Pride fosters a welcoming and respectful environment for all employees.
  • Cooper Women’s Network – The Cooper Women’s Network (CWN) provides an opportunity for employees to participate in peer networking and development opportunities. Lunch and learns, special events and community service opportunities are available to CWN members.
  • FUEL Cooper – A resource group for early career employees, FUEL Cooper – which stands for Focus, Unite, Engage, Lead – seeks to engage its members in both the company and the community. FUEL Cooper offers community service and career development opportunities as well as networking.

These groups are an important part of Cooper’s goal to attract, develop and motivate talented employees so they may reach their highest potential.



Cooper recognizes the importance of having diverse suppliers. The company provides an equal opportunity for all suppliers to be included in our strategic sourcing and procurement process, and implements a Supplier Diversity Program to focus on key groups of diverse suppliers. This includes small businesses, minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, LGBTQ-owned businesses, and others.