Founder, Principal ConsultantCompany: Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training
Role: Session Presenter
Engaging ERGs to Create Impact During These Current Times
2020 Conference Session: Creating and Implementing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement, Policy and Plan (S2-I)
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Post: Podcast Ep. 44 – Parenting in Troubled Times: Addressing Race with Your Children
2021 Conference Session: Allies for Equity: Championing Solidarity Among the Asian & Black Community in the Workplace (S1-C)
2021 Conference Session: Preserving Space: Fostering Wellness for BIPOC Employees through ERGs & Affinity Groups (S4-A)
Farzana Nayani is a recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist, 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.
Farzana’s advisory work with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), small business advocacy, and entrepreneurship has taken her to engagements across North America, from the White House to Silicon Valley. Her subject matter expertise on global community relations is recognized in her work with institutions like the Smithsonian and the East-West Center. Farzana’s expertise has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, DiversityInc, NPR, The Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. She is based in Los Angeles, Calif., with a global upbringing including ties to South and Southeast Asia and Canada, and is a published author on organizational training and culture.
Farzana is a passionate advocate for the multiracial community and speaking to children about race, and has written the book, “Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World,” which is available through Penguin Random House.