13 episodes

Conversations have the power to break down barriers and build bridges across differences. Vernā Myers, former VP of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix and global leader in the DEI space, interviews the brightest minds in science, art, and politics, for weekly wisdom about healing our divided society. Each episode contains inspiring information about how people can grow, become more compassionate, and better understand how we are all connected.

Sundays With Verna Verna Myers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Conversations have the power to break down barriers and build bridges across differences. Vernā Myers, former VP of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix and global leader in the DEI space, interviews the brightest minds in science, art, and politics, for weekly wisdom about healing our divided society. Each episode contains inspiring information about how people can grow, become more compassionate, and better understand how we are all connected.

    A Conversation on Black Feminism with Dr Jenn M. Jackson

    A Conversation on Black Feminism with Dr Jenn M. Jackson

    On this Episode of Sundays With Vernā, Verna and her guest, Dr. Jenn M. Jackson, delve into Jackson's new book Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism, her personal journey into Black Feminism, and the stories of influential Black feminist figures featured in the book. In this discussion, Jackson pays homage to Black feminist foremothers such as Toni Morrison, Ida B. Wells, and Bell Hooks, praising their resilience and ingenuity in the face of systemic obstacles and personal struggles. Their stories are instrumental in understanding the continuum of Black Feminism. Vernā and Dr. Jackson navigate the nuanced concept of freedom and the value of choice and agency on the path to equity. Jackson stresses the importance of recognizing and learning from the history and ideology of Black Feminism, with an emphasis on supporting and uplifting the community's youth as they assume the torch of advocacy and change. A powerful and compelling episode for newcomers to this philosophy seeking to learn how to support Black women in the workplace and their communities

    • 58 min
    Hidden Roots of White Supremacy with scholar & author Robert P. Jones

    Hidden Roots of White Supremacy with scholar & author Robert P. Jones

    In this episode of Sundays with Vernā, we are featuring a powerful conversation with Robert P. Jones, author of The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy: And the Path to a Shared American Future. The research on which Robert’s latest book is based delves deeply into the painful truth of our nation’s historic violence against Indigenous people and those of African descent. By having difficult conversations, Jones brings imagination to the task of repairing past injustice, embracing equity and above all remembering: We can do better.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Future of Corporate DEI w/ Kenji Yoshino & David Glasgow

    The Future of Corporate DEI w/ Kenji Yoshino & David Glasgow

    In this episode, Vernā Myers brings together Kenji Yoshino, a constitutional law professor at the New York University School of Law, and David Glasgow, founding Executive Director of NYU’s Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, to talk about their work and the future of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across corporate America. Yoshino and Glasgow also highlight the goals behind their new book, "Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice," a practical guide to having difficult conversations.
    Click  here to learn more about our guests’ work and the mission at NYU Law School's Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. You can also read reviews and purchase copies of their new book, “Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice,” at this website.
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Health in Body, Mind & Spirit with motivational speaker & author Eric Bigger

    Health in Body, Mind & Spirit with motivational speaker & author Eric Bigger

    In this episode, Eric Bigger, a speaker, author, executive coach, and fan favorite from The Bachelorette, shares tools and insights about his integrative approach to wellness. By healing ancestral patterns and rewriting negative self-talk, people have the potential to become and transform into their highest selves.
     
    Want a daily dose of Eric’s wisdom? Check out his book, "100 Days Of Wisdom: Wisdom For Life." Download your free Miracle Mindset Guide at this link or get 50% off Eric’s #It'sMiracleSeason merch entering promo code: MSEASON. You can also click here to connect directly with Eric and set up a complimentary phone call to discuss 1:1 coaching to achieve your life and business goals.
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Men's Role in Feminism with Wade Davis

    Men's Role in Feminism with Wade Davis

    In this episode of Sundays With Vernā, we're looking at the intersection of sexism, racism and oppression today as Vernā invites her dear friend Wade Davis II, Global VP for Inclusion Strategy at Netflix, to share his male journey into feminism. A formerly closeted professional football player, Wade reflects on his evolution as a man who was once completely unaware of his gender privilege and his internalized biases around femininity and vulnerability. You will come away inspired to study history and empower young boys to see the world differently – in ways that embrace gender equity and offer access to intimacy irrespective of how we identify.
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Trans and non-binary inclusion w/ Tres Myers: Part 2

    Trans and non-binary inclusion w/ Tres Myers: Part 2

    In Part II of an intimate and information-packed episode, Sundays With Vernā Myers is staying close to home. Building on their previous conversation, our host invites her child, Tres Myers, to further explore how we can create workplaces that allow trans and non-binary people to be their authentic selves. You’ll learn about the many tools we can all use to foster inclusivity and trust among marginalized people. Find out how to show up for Black, trans and non-binary people who are struggling with the compounding pressures of implicit biases. Especially in today’s hostile political climate, empathy and solidarity are everything.
    Intrigued by this conversation? Interested in engaging more deeply with Verna’s work? Please visit this link to learn about the many dynamic Online Diversity and Inclusion Training Courses she offers and click here to learn more about her bestselling 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."

    • 32 min

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