Netflix has hired Verna Myers for the new post of VP-inclusion strategy in the aftermath of the June firing of communications chief Jonathan Friedland due to his use of the N-word during meetings.
Myers, who graduated from Harvard Law, has been running an eponymous diversity and inclusion consulting firm in Baltimore for the past 21 years.
She’s 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.”
Jessica Neal, Netflix chief talent officer, expects Myers to be “an invaluable champion of our efforts to build a culture where all employees thrive.”