Farzana Nayani

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant & Executive Leadership Coach, Nayani Consulting & Training


Farzana Nayani (she/her/hers) is a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, executive leadership coach, and international keynote speaker. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, higher education institutions, school districts, 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. Farzana’s expertise has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, Diversity Inc, NPR, the Washington Post, and the LA Times. 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. Her new book Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World is available widely, distributed by Penguin Random House.