Full Name
Vernā Myers
Position Title
VP Inclusion Strategy, Netflix & Founder, The Verna Myers Company
Speaker Bio
Vernā Myers is an inclusion strategist, cultural innovator, thought leader, and social
commentator. She’s known for her high-energy keynotes, her captivating insights, and her ability
to help people bridge differences and connect more meaningfully.

A Harvard-trained lawyer and founder of The Vernā Myers Company, Verna took on the inaugural role of VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix in 2018. In her role, she helps devise and implement strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion and equity into all aspects of Netflix’s
operations worldwide.

Vernā is the author of Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing
and What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People. Her inspiring TED
talk, “How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them,” offers three ways any person
can become an active participant in countering bias in themselves and in others to create a more
just world. Vernā has been cited in The Atlantic, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and TED
NPR Radio.

For the last two decades, Vernā and The Vernā Myers Company have helped organizations
eradicate barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other differences with
the aim of establishing a new, more productive and just status quo. As Vernā puts it, “Diversity
is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”®
Vernā Myers