Farzana Nayani is a passionate advocate and educator regarding the understanding of culture and race within organizations, schools, and the community. She holds a master’s degree in communications and management from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and the esteemed East-West Center, as well as a bachelor of education and a bachelor of arts in psychology and English from the University of British Columbia. As a certified teacher, former classroom educator, and a multiethnic parent of multiracial children, Nayani has focused on bridging understanding across cultural differences throughout her entire career and personal life.
In her current work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant and intercultural trainer, Nayani has conducted research, workshops, and curriculum design on cross-cultural topics for two decades. Her work has appeared in Forbes, DiversityInc, LA Parent, the Smithsonian and NPR. She is on the advisory board of Multiracial Americans of Southern California, is a part of the CAUSE Leadership Network, has advised for the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), and is coaching faculty for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coaching Center at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.