Verna Myers

Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Netflix, Founder of The Vernā Myers Company & Internationally Renowned Diversity & Inclusion Speaker

  • TEDx Speaker with over 4.6 million views
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Attorney General
  • Subject-matter guest on CNN
  • Published author of two books
  • Named one of 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal

Discover Verna Myers’s biography of published work below.

Verna Myers
Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing
What If I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People

When Verna Myers is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Diversity & Inclusion

Vernā Myers is one of the leading voices on diversity and inclusion in this age. As the Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Netflix, her work has had a positive impact on the lives of millions of people all over the world. Her quote “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance” has been used by numerous organisations and in the press, and has since become synonymous with diversity and inclusion throughout the world. As the Founder and President of The Vernā Myers Company, Vernā has helped countless companies create a more inclusive workspace allowing their companies to thrive. Vernā is a highly sought-after speaker who shares how to connect more meaningfully using the expertise she has amassed over an illustrious career which has spanned nearly three decades.

Having graduated from Harvard Law School in 1985, Vernā began her career as an Associate Attorney with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault before then joining Fitch, Wiley, Richlin & Tourse as an Associate Attorney. Recognising her talent within her field, Vernā then became the Executive Director of The Boston Law Firm Group and then became the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Attorney General in 1997 where she made significant improvements to the initiatives regarding diversity and inclusion, as well as sexual harassment training.

In 1997 Vernā founded the Vernā Myers company which is an internationally recognised consultancy firm on diversity and inclusion that has helped hundreds of clients to implement effective organisational change to improve the working culture. Vernā’s company has been so successful, she has held national and international workshops and it is its own sponsor for their annual Opus Conference on race and ethnicity. In recognition of her world-leading knowledge of diversity and inclusion, Vernā has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Fortune, Diversity Women’s Media Inclusion and Harvard Business Review to name a few. She is also the recipient of The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business Award and has published two successful books titled ‘What If I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People’ and ‘Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing’.

As an international speaker, Vernā has presented talks to National Geographic, Warner Bros, NASA, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and The World Bank. Her TEDx talk How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldy Towards Them has been viewed online over 4.6 million times. With an illustrious career to her name, Vernā is committed to ensuring all people respect and understand each other so that every individual can thrive in their workplace. Look no further than the incredible Vernā Myers to hire at your next diversity and inclusion event today.

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