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Verna Myers

Verna Myers Consulting Group, LLC
Newton, MA, USA

Verna Myers, Esq., principal of Verna Myers Consulting Group, LLC (VMCG), is a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion within law firms, law departments and law schools.

Verna is a dynamic speaker and creative advisor in support of creating inclusive environments and improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented groups. VMCG has collaborated with over 70 legal clients to effect sustainable organizational change by, conducting cultural assessments,
developing comprehensive strategic diversity action plans, and facilitating compelling and interactive workshops in the U.S. and around the globe. A highly sought after speaker at numerous conferences worldwide, Verna for the last six years, has sponsored a successful conference on Race/Ethnicity in Large Law Firms in Chicago and New York.

Prior to establishing VMCG, Verna was the first Executive Director of The Boston Law Firm Group, a consortium of firms committed to increasing racial/ethnic diversity. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Attorney General of Massachusetts (199799), where she executed a comprehensive diversity and inclusion initiative: increasing minority recruitment; conducting diversity and sexual harassment trainings; and performing outreach to the state's diverse population. Verna practiced corporate and real estate law in Boston for six years at Testa, Hurwitz &Thibeault, LLP and Fitch, Wiley, Richlin &Tourse, LLP.

In 2009 Verna Myers was chosen as one of The Network Journal's "25 Influential Black Women in Business" and The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Diversity

Verna graduated from Harvard Law School and received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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