Farzana Nayani

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Nayani Consulting & Training


Farzana Nayani is a recognized Diversity & Inclusion specialist and established Intercultural practitioner. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, higher education institutions, and non-profit 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 Nayani has served in national leadership positions as National Director of ERG Relations for the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and Board Director for the Society of Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR) USA. Farzana’s expertise has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, DiversityInc, NPR, and the LA Times. Farzana is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory ®, is an executive coach, and has been adjunct faculty with the UBC Centre for Intercultural Communication for over 10 years. She is based in Los Angeles, CA with a global upbringing including ties to South and Southeast Asia, and Canada, and is a published author on organizational training and culture. A frequently requested speaker on D&I, race, leadership, culture, and identity, Farzana Nayani is committed to helping organizations lead more effectively and “reimagine inclusion”.