Liz Cooper joined the Workplace Project in August 2010. As Associate Director, Liz engages directly with employers to identify and improve LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. Cooper brings her background in sales marketing research to develop the Project’s resources on LGBTQ diversity and inclusion best practices aimed at employers, employees, and consumers. She has a special focus on engaging new businesses to participate in the CEI survey, and also oversees the annual Buying for Workplace Equality Guide. In addition, Cooper has enlisted the support of dozens of major businesses for pro-equality legislation across the country. She also uses her advocacy to help elevate the role of allies in the LGBTQ community. By making allies a more visible part of the workforce, Cooper hopes to make a fully inclusive culture the new standard for employers, allowing employees to be authentic and open in their workplace environment.
Cooper holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College in North Carolina and a master's degree in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.