29 Aug 2018

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Dear Clients, Colleagues, Supporters & Friends, When I opened The Vernā Myers Company twenty years ago, my goal was to help our clients become more inclusive and diverse. We dedicated ourselves to working with organizations that shared our vision. It is with great pride that I can say each and everyone of you fit that description, enabling us to all grow together. Those of you ...

08 Jun 2018

FOR THOSE OF US LEFT BEHIND: CARRY ON IN PEACE
FOR THOSE OF US LEFT BEHIND: CARRY ON IN PEACE By Vernā Myers   Today we woke up to the news that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. We are still processing Kate Spade taking her own life three days ago and yesterday the CDC informed us that U.S. suicide rates are up 25% since 1999. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/health/suicide-report-cdc/index.html   Suicide i...

21 May 2018

5 THINGS I LEARNED IN BLACK CHURCH
I have a royal wedding hangover because I jumped right in with nothing but well wishes for Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle, now titled, her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex. We were taken into their fairytale, then the Duke and Duchess, lead by Bishop Michael Curry, took Queen Elizabeth and hundreds of millions of people across the world, many for the first time, somewhere ...

12 Oct 2017

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Today was a big day! It was National Coming Out Day. It was the International Day of the Girl Child. It was also the day more and more women came out of the woodwork to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault. I also realized that today is Wednesday, the day I pray for the girls/young women in my family. Every Wednesday, I pray for my nieces and great nieces and all t...

24 Mar 2014

Diversity should foster inclusion
Times correspondent SUSAN EMERY wrote this piece about Verna for the Times of Northwest Indiana on March 24, 2014 VALPARAISO | Just because an organization is diverse doesn’t mean it’s inclusive, a diversity consultant said Monday. “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance,” said Verna Myers, a nationally recognized expert in diversity issues withi...