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Dr. Margaret Garry

Dr. Margaret Garry


Project Consultant

Learner | Educator | Relationship-Builder | Systems Thinker | Texan

Margaret believes that both ideas and actions are necessary as we move toward a more just and equitable future. In her role as a Project Consultant, she puts this belief into action by using her planning and project management skills to ensure that Be Equitable Project Teams deliver phenomenal learning experiences and consulting and strategy work to clients. Her goal is for participants to learn something new that they can use as they work toward developing and implementing their own IDEA strategies.  

In addition to her strong project management skills, Margaret is an accomplished researcher in the field of higher education leadership, where she recently defended an EdD treatise on the experiences and perception of student support staff at Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education (HSIs) at the University of Texas. She has spoken on topics connected to higher education and equity at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), the Association of Hispanic-Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE), and The Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA). 

She lives in Austin, TX with her spouse and three rescue cats.

What are your thoughts on cancel culture? How does it help? How does it harm? What would you like it to look like instead?

A call-in will always be more effective than a call-out. I’m grateful for the times when I’ve been called-in, given constructive, honest feedback, and learned to do better as a result. 

What’s one thing you love about yourself? Have you always?

I’m a collaborative leader. I like to ensure that team members have a voice in decision-making. When I was younger, I didn’t think I was leadership material, because I don’t like to make decisions without knowing their impact on others. It took some time and some thought about what leadership is to understand the value of my approach 

What’s something people don’t know about you?

I’m an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Halito! One of my personal goals is to strengthen my Choctaw language skills. 


Join us for an engaging and interactive Zoom panel with Be Equitable team members who will discuss important issues currently facing the LGBTQ+ community, explore the power of allyship, and transforming workspaces that foster a sense of belonging for all.
Listen, learn and connect with other DEI colleagues and changemakers who every day bravely speak the truth about how together we can create a just and equitable world for all. We hope that you will join us.

This session is part of our #BE365 series which celebrates, educates, and highlights cultural moments and under-represented voices throughout the year.

Cook Ross is now BE Equitable

These past few years have been incredibly tumultuous and evolving, where we have witnessed how complex and messy our world is.

In a world of tick-a-box trainings and quick fixes, we at Be Equitable are going after something more satisfying -- we’re here for the transformations. For the forward thinkers and future leaders who know the journey is long and are still ready, we see you and we want to partner with you.

Let’s go beyond the buzzwords to create workplaces that work for people of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities. It won’t be neat. And it certainly won’t be simple. Our BE team is ready and committed to get it done.

As we enter this next chapter of our story, we invite you to BE bold, BE inclusive, and BE authentic to the vision you have for yourself and your organization. And together we can create workplaces that are just and equitable for all.