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Farzana Nayani: Knowing Yourself is Being Yourself Thinking Inside the Box

    • Management

In today’s episode, I chat with Farzana Nayani (she/hers) a recognized Diversity, Equity & Inclusion specialist, business & strategy coach and international keynote speaker. 
Farzana 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. Her advisory work with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), entrepreneurship, and racial equity & inclusion 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 The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, DiversityInc, Parents magazine, NPR, the Washington Post, Marie Claire, and the LA Times. Her book Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World was released in 2020, and her highly anticipated book The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change was recently released in June 2022. 
It was a good jumping-off point for our discussion. What is the purpose of Employee Resource Groups? Where do they go wrong? And how can organizations harness them to realize more engaging, committed workforces?
It was such a pleasure reconnecting with Farzana. We had a lot of fun. And I hope you enjoy it. 

Farzana Nayani

Farzana Nayani (she/hers) is a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, business and strategy 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, and racial equity & inclusion has taken her to engagements across North America, from the White House to Silicon Valley. Her book Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World was released in 2020, and her highly anticipated book The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change was recently released in June 2022.

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In today’s episode, I chat with Farzana Nayani (she/hers) a recognized Diversity, Equity & Inclusion specialist, business & strategy coach and international keynote speaker. 
Farzana 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. Her advisory work with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), entrepreneurship, and racial equity & inclusion 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 The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, DiversityInc, Parents magazine, NPR, the Washington Post, Marie Claire, and the LA Times. Her book Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World was released in 2020, and her highly anticipated book The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change was recently released in June 2022. 
It was a good jumping-off point for our discussion. What is the purpose of Employee Resource Groups? Where do they go wrong? And how can organizations harness them to realize more engaging, committed workforces?
It was such a pleasure reconnecting with Farzana. We had a lot of fun. And I hope you enjoy it. 

Farzana Nayani

Farzana Nayani (she/hers) is a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, business and strategy 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, and racial equity & inclusion has taken her to engagements across North America, from the White House to Silicon Valley. Her book Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World was released in 2020, and her highly anticipated book The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change was recently released in June 2022.

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Thinking Inside the Box

Constraints drive innovation. We tackle the most complex issues related to work & culture. And if you enjoy the work we’re doing here, consider giving us a 5-star rating, leaving a comment & subscribing. It ensures you get updated whenever we release new content & really helps amplify our message. 
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Website
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Matt Burns

Matt Burns is an award-winning executive, social entrepreneur and speaker. He believes in the power of community, simplicity & technology.

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41 min