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Meghan Stabler

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Meghan Stabler was interviewed in 2010 by Emily Pyle, Aubrey Sansing, and Brittany Washington.

Stabler agreed that the students could mount a Wikipedia entry about her. The original Wikipedia entry is provided below.

Informed consent, a video, and extended paper documentation for the interview are available at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Return to the SWGS 201 interviewee list.



Meghan Stabler is a nationally recognized spokesperson and activist for LGBT equality.

After twenty-five years of leadership in I.T., Stabler transitioned openly in the workplace. She helped establish understanding, communication, and policies within her company to support global diversity.[1]

In October 2009, Stabler became the first transgender Board President of Pride Houston, the largest Pride organization in the Southwest.[2]


Personal Life and Education

Meghan Stabler grew up in England. She attended Stantonbury, a specialist arts college situated in North Milton Keynes. Ms. Stabler resides in Houston and Austin, Texas. She has a teenage daughter from a previous marriage.[3]


Professional Life

Meghan Stabler is a Global Sr. Director in the Office of the CMO for CA, Inc., the world’s 4th largest software company where she helps develop and drive CA’s industry strategy and messaging around global partnerships and the Data Center of the Future.[3]

Prior to CA she was an executive at BMC Software where she led strategic industry areas such as Cloud Computing, ITIL & ISO/IEC 2000, and IT Governance Risk and Compliance. At BMC Ms. Stabler was considered a thought leader and one of the founders of BMC’s Business Service Management (BSM) strategy.[3]

She was formerly the head of sales and business development at IT Masters before leading the eventual sale to BMC. She had previously spent six years at CA as Senior Vice President, managing global departments of over 350 people and leading several of CA’s business units including research & development, marketing, channels and strategic alliances.[3]


Community Involvement and Leadership

Ms. Stabler has been a long time advocate for LGBT rights.

She works with businesses to address workplace equality, specifically promoting non-discrimination policies to protect employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.[4]

Ms. Stabler has also worked to expand the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index to include transgender therapy, hormones, and surgery in the HRC Foundation’s recommended policies and practices for transgender workplace inclusion.[5]

She currently serves as a community leader in the following advocacy groups:

•    AIDS Foundation Houston

•    Human Rights Campaign Business Council

•    HRC Steering Committees of Houston and Austin

•    President Obama’s National LGBT Policy Committee

•    AETNA Healthcare GLBT Advisory Board

•    PRIDE Houston Board President

•    Out and Equal Workplace Advocate’s Conference Committee

Stabler is a past board member to the National and International Center for Missing and Exploited Children.[2]

A nationally recognized spokesperson and activist, Ms. Stabler has appeared globally on television, radio, and print media representing a number of industry and board related issues. She has advised a number of international governments, including members of the U.S. Senateand U.S. House of Representatives.[6]

In June 2008 Stabler submitted written testimony to the United States Congress on transgender workplace issues and in March 2009 briefed the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.[7] Ms. Stabler also presented to the United States Senate in November 2009 for the very first Senate hearing on an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).[8] Ms. Stabler works to establish a national commitment to equal opportunity regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.



1.    ^ http://nathanoutloud.blogspot.com/2009/05/episode-2-meghan-stabler-music-by-lee_12.html

2.    ^ a b http://www.pridehouston.org/news/2009/10/

3.    ^ a b c d http://houstonarch.pbworks.com/Meghan-Stabler/

4.    ^ http://www.hrcbackstory.org/2009/11/businesses-can-help-pass-a-federal-inclusive-enda/

5.    ^ http://www.hrc.org/issues/1561.htm

6.    ^ http://www.glbtsummit.com/prsntrMeghanStabler.html

7.    ^ http://www.hrc.org//issues/transgender/10678.htm

8.    ^ http://www.hrcbackstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Meghan-Stabler-Testimony-Senate-ENDA-Hearing-11.05.09.pdf





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