Vernā Myers is a speaker, author, and social commentator with a passion for helping people bridge differences and connect more meaningfully. A Harvard-trained lawyer and entrepreneur, Vernā keynotes at conferences and events around the world, and helps Law Firms, Fortune 500, NGO, Entertainment, Wall Street, and other powerhouse clients succeed by building more inclusive workplaces. Author of the best-selling books 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, Vernā has touched millions of people through her speeches, appearances and transformative message of power and possibility. 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. For the last two decades, Vernā's boutique consulting business has 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 she puts it, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”TM When she’s not working, Vernā is riding her bicycle, visiting with family, and traveling the globe with her son, Tres.
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