Streaming television service Netflix has named Verna Myers to its newly created post of Vice President, Inclusion Strategy.
Although the post is new the relationship between Myers and Netflix is not. Netflix stated in the announcement that Myers has worked with the company as a consultant. In her new role she will “devise and implement strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion and equity into all aspects of Netflix’s operations worldwide.”
Myers has been the name and face of The Vernā Myers Company, a consulting group that focused on issues of diversity and inclusion. Myers has written and spoken on this topic extensively.
Netflix has made incredible efforts at bringing in diverse talent and content into its entertainment offerings. The streaming giant has signed some of Hollywoods biggest African-American producers to produce content including Kenya Barris and Shonda Rhimes.
In a statement Meyers said; “I have been a longtime fan of the inclusive and diverse programming and talent at Netflix, and then I got a chance to meet the people behind the screen. I was so impressed by their mission, their excellence, and decision to take their inclusion and diversity efforts to a higher level. I am so excited and look forward to collaborating all across Netflix to establish bold innovative frameworks and practices that will attract, fully develop, and sustain high performing diverse teams.”