Farzana Nayani, Diversity & Inclusion and Intercultural Facilitator, ReWork Work | Senior Facilitator for Orange Grove Consulting
With a global upbringing by parents from South and Southeast Asia, Farzana’s worldview and skillset help her tailor sustainable solutions for organizations committed to Managing a Culturally Diverse Workforce. Farzana is an expert in program management and spearheading new, sustainable initiatives that engage public and private sectors audiences from a wide range of cultural, religions, generational and national backgrounds. Her specialties include growing and building employee resource groups (ERG), developing and conducting trainings on cultural agility and communication, and enhancing the supplier diversity pipeline. She is also one of the nation’s thought leaders in leadership training of Asian American and Pacific Islander professionals in U.S. corporations and communities, making her keenly aware of the scope of issues surrounding business between East and West cultures in the workplace.
Farzana also serves as Advisory Board member for the Multiracial Americans of Southern California, is on the national administration team for the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) where she serves as their National ERG Director, and is Leadership Development Board Director for the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR USA). She is a frequently invited guest speaker on topics related to business resource groups, race, diversity, and cultural awareness and her expertise has been featured by the LA Times, Forbes, Diversity Inc., and NPR —among other prestigious outlets.