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Inviting unique perspectives. Driving innovation. Cultivating our culture.

At Cooper, everyone's contribution counts, and that's why diversity and inclusion are so important. It isn't just the right thing to do; it's what makes our company the best it can be. We value and encourage different perspectives and backgrounds to help drive innovation and success. We are committed to building a culture of belonging where employees are accepted for who they are and can make meaningful connections that help them unlock and achieve their full potential. 


To make this happen, we have established four key priorities for diversity and inclusion at Cooper:

Committing at the highest level

Listening and learning

Holding ourselves accountable

Forming communities of advocates and allies


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top

"Diversity and inclusion are central to how we operate. Valuing different experiences and perspectives helps everyone reach their full potential and makes us a better company. Fostering a workplace that embraces every individual is an important part of our successful culture."

- Al White

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

CooperCompanies President & CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge, the world's largest CEO-driven initiative to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Read more.


We promote ongoing communication and training throughout the organization to further inform, educate and instill inclusion and diversity into the fabric of our company.

We're continuing to develop training materials, toolkits and webinars for employees across various levels and geographies. As an example, Cooper launched a 'leading with inclusion' program for director-level or higher leaders across the company to develop their capabilities for building more inclusive workplaces, managing diverse teams, and serving diverse customers and business partners without unconscious bias. We are building upon the success of the program with additional regionally or locally focused trainings with the same caliber of delivery and conversation for our manager, supervisor and individual contributor populations.

We want to listen, we want to learn and we want to keep the conversation going about diversity and inclusion at Cooper.


Global Inclusion Council 

Cooper's Global Inclusion Council is comprised of seven leaders from across the company's businesses, regions and functions, each playing a key role in shaping our inclusion strategy.

These leaders serve as inclusion and diversity champions, advocates, and thought-leaders from across the organization. The council is accountable for promoting employees' perspectives, prioritizing focus areas, and providing feedback about existing and new programs.

Kerry Chung

Vice President Business Development APAC & General Manager Asia Cluster, CooperVision

Alba Figueroa

Plant Manager, Puerto Rico Packaging Operations, CooperVision

Alexandre Flaith

Vice President, International Medical Devices, CooperSurgical

Rajiv (Roy) Gunasekera

Vice President and Corporate Controller, CooperCompanies

Debbie Olive

Senior Vice President, Europe, CooperVision

Guy Whittaker

Senior Vice President, Strategy, CooperVision

Dhiresh Jethwa

Senior Vice President, Information Technology, CooperSurgical


Forming communities of advocates and allies helps advance our culture of diversity and inclusion at Cooper. We're also exploring and getting involved in professional associations and other external groups to learn and exchange best practices for diversity and inclusion to share across Cooper and strengthen our efforts.

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