Mia Cooper, Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Metro United Way

Mia Cooper is senior manager of diversity, equity, and inclusion with Metro United Way. In her role, she provides the internal and external leadership and project management expertise to Metro United Way’s equity, diversity and inclusion through community level partnerships and efforts to strengthen individual engagement in marginalized communities.

Prior to joining the equity team, Mia was the program manager for Metro United Way’s Early Childhood Success initiative​. While in that role, she identified innovative ways to create a collaborative network of high-quality early childhood centers​. These centers allow educators, mentors, and community partners ​to provide access to affordable quality childcare settings in communities with the most pressing needs.

Mia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Indiana Southeast, is a 2017 graduate of Focus Louisville, was featured in the 2018 Who’s Who of African American Leaders in Louisville, and is a 2019 Funders Network PLACES Fellow. She has spent the last 16 years mentoring and teaching dance to children in the Park Hill community, and is currently the chair of the youth group at her church.