Farzana Nayani (she/her/hers) is a recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist, business and strategy coach, and international keynote speaker. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, higher education institutions, school districts, and nonprofit organizations as a consultant and trainer on diversity and inclusion, intercultural communication, supplier diversity, and employee engagement.

She is the author of multiple books including “The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change,” the first authoritative book on building employee resource groups (ERGs) to empower underrepresented employees and positively impact DEI efforts within organizations and in society at large.

Farzana’s advisory work with ERGs, small business advocacy, entrepreneurship, and racial equity and inclusion has taken her to engagements across North America, from the White House to Silicon Valley. Her expertise has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, DiversityInc, Parents magazine, NPR, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and LA Times.



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