Farzana Nayani is a passionate advocate and educator regarding the understanding of culture and race within corporations, non-profit organizations, public agencies, school districts, and the community. She holds a master’s degree in communications and management from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and the esteemed East-West Center, as well as a bachelor of education and a bachelor of arts in psychology and English from the University of British Columbia. As a former classroom educator, and a multiethnic parent of multiracial children, Nayani has focused on bridging understanding across cultural differences throughout her entire career and personal life.

In her current work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant and intercultural specialist, Nayani has conducted research, workshops, and curriculum design on cross-cultural topics for two decades. Her work has appeared in Forbes, DiversityInc, LA Parent, the Smithsonian and NPR. She has been on the advisory board of Multiracial Americans of Southern California, a multiracial community organization, for 15 years, and is coaching faculty for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coaching Center at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. Her new book “Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World” is distributed by Penguin Random House and is available widely. More information can be found at: www.farzananayani.com or by following her on social media:


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