Myla Watley

Project Manager

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” 

Audre Lorde

Myla Watley is a Project Manager at Cook Ross.  In her Project Manager position, Myla serves as a liaison to the client and manages the day-to-day activities between the Cook Ross project team and her assigned client partnersas well as acting as a project consultant for Cook Ross in helping firms assess the current state of their IDEA efforts by offering solutions to support organizations in their transformational shift towards becoming a more inclusive workplaceShe collaborates extensively with the Business Development team to support new business opportunities with her existing client base and provides support to the Marketing team. Additionally, Myla acts as a daily Cook Ross brand ambassador, responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships both internally and externally.   

Myla is an HBCU graduate from Hampton University and earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgia State University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

Myla believes in working with passion and enthusiasm, and she is motivated by the opportunity to serve as an advocate for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA), and social and economic justice. She believes in the power of humanity and collective action, and she is inspired every day by those who are committed to creating a world that best serves the greater good. 

Myla is a natural relationship manager who uses her strategic planning and organizational management abilities in all her roles at Cook Ross. She uses her communication and relationship skills to lead and support the design and implementation of programs, products, and services that serve to acknowledge and improve the social, economic, and environmental needs of the world. 

If you can’t find her digging into her current workload, be sure to check for this California coast born – Maryland coast raised explorer at the beach nourishing her melanin to perfection, cozied up at home devouring documentaries with her husband (especially criminal investigation stories)or on a weekend getaway building deep relationships with her friends and family. 

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” 

Audre Lorde