Verná Myers

2015 Speaker

VERNÁ MYERS, Esq. is principal of Verná Myers Consulting Group, LLC (VMCG). She is a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion within law firms, law departments and law schools. Myers is a dynamic speaker and creative advisor in support of creating inclusive environments and improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented groups. She sponsors the highly successful annual Opus Conference on race and ethnicity in large law firms, and frequently is the keynote speaker at bar and legal association meetings, law firm partner and leadership retreats, women’s conferences and affinity group forums. Myers is the author of “Moving Diversity Forward: How To Go From Well-Meaning To Well-Doing,” published by the American Bar Association in 2011. A second book, “What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits For Culturally Effective People” was released August 2013, also by the ABA. In 2014, she was elected as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. Myers is also currently a board member of U.C. Hastings College of Law’s Work Life Law program. In 2010, Pepper Hamilton LLP awarded Myers its Diversity Champion award. In 2009 she was chosen as one of The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business,” and in 2008, one of The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Diversity Heroes.”  Myers graduated from Harvard Law School and earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University. @vernamyers

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