We're proud to be a recipient of the Rainbow Tick.
Amanda Cooper began her IAG career in a State branch in 2004. She started as a Personal Insurance Consultant and went on to take up opportunities in the Underwriting and Risk teams. Now, Amanda leads 700 people in the Consumer Contact Centres team.
In the summer of 2017, Amanda married Anna in Te Horo, just outside of Wellington, surrounded by family and friends. They now have a young son. Since she began working for IAG, Amanda says she has felt the full support from her colleagues and teams to bring her whole self to work.
Amanda says she feels IAG is in a really positive space for members of the rainbow community. “It was great for us to receive and renew the Rainbow Tick over the last few years and to be involved in a number of events in the Rainbow community”.
Amanda was the executive sponsor for IAG’s Rainbow Tick accreditation, which was achieved in 2018, and it’s something she’s really proud of. “The Rainbow Tick initiative speaks directly to our purpose of making the world a safer place. It says that IAG is a place where the Rainbow community can feel safe, be who they are, and feel included while striving to be the best version of themselves.
“It’s great for IAG to be recognised,” Amanda adds. “It’ll really help with recruitment in the future, for both the Rainbow community, allies and people in general as it shows we support inclusion, diversity and belonging of all people.”
“If all this positively affects just one person and they feel safe to bring their whole self to work then that’s a success,” she says. “My view is that if you come in and do a good job for our business and our customers and you go about the job in the right way then nothing else matters.
“I’ve always trusted that IAG would do right by me and I’ve never been let down”.