Impact is defined as “having a strong effect on someone or something”. Synonyms include exerting influence and making an impression.
All of the women featured in this book have made an impact, to many or to some – numbers don’t matter. It’s the power of the things they have done that make them Game Changers.
All are unique and have made an impact in different ways – they are leaving a legacy.
All are women that you want to get to know. I certainly enjoyed learning more about them myself!
Lois Cooper, Associate Certified Coach
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Trainer, Professional Speaker and Author
Lois Cooper is a featured speaker for global Conferences such as The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Working Mother Media’s Multicultural Women’s Conference, Women in Cable Telecomunications and other Diversity and Inclusion thought leadership Summits. She has trained leaders and individuals regarding effective strategies to increase engagement and communication with current clients, prospective clients, peers and staff. Lois is a Content Developer and Faculty Member of the American Management Association and an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate Human Resources Management Program of Stony Brook University.
Lois has leadership experience in organizations across a variety of industries including 16 years at Adecco Group North America, the world’s largest temporary staffing firm and the parent company of Lee Hecht Harrison where she provides services as an Executive Coach. Lois’ experience includes Employee Relations, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Performance Management, Organizational Design and Development, Workforce and Supplier Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility. Her experience spans the Professional Services, Media and Entertainment and Talent Acquisition and Development fields.
In 2018, Lois was appointed to the position of Diversity Director for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) New York State. In April 2017, Lois was awarded the Diversity In Business Award from Long Island Business News for outstanding leadership in Diversity and Inclusion. In 2016, she was named a Woman of Influence by the Urban League of Long Island. In 2015, Lois was recognized for her Remarkable Dedication and Commitment to Farmingdale State College’s STEM Diversity Program. In 2014, Lois was named as a Top Executive by Uptown Professional Magazine, a Top Influential Female in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and a Top Diverse Leader in STEM by STEM Connector.
Lois was credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2016. She is also certified in Motif Notation, The Method for Recording Movement Concepts and in Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Using Movement. Lois is active in many community organizations including the Urban League of Long Island, the International Coach Federation (ICF) NYC and the Society or Human Resources Management. She is also currently involved in an initiative to educate the community regarding Diversity and Inclusion through an organization named Raising Voices. Lois received her MBA from Baruch College in New York City and her BA from American University in Washington, D.C.