Farzana Nayani (she/her/hers) 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.

Her 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 The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, DiversityInc, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Times, and NPR. She is based in Los Angeles, Calif., with a global upbringing including ties to South and Southeast Asia and Canada, and is an instructor on diversity, equity, and inclusion for the UCLA post-MBA program.

A frequently requested speaker on DEI, race, unconscious bias, leadership, culture, and identity, Farzana is committed to helping organizations and individuals lead more effectively and is passionate about cultivating belonging in the workplace and society overall. Her book “Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World” was published in 2020 and her upcoming book, “The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change,” will be released in Spring 2022. For more information visit: www.farzananayani.com

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