Director of Client Engagement, LCW
NAAAP National Director of ERG Relations
Farzana Nayani is a nationally recognized leader in diversity & inclusion and intercultural consulting with over 15 years of experience supporting Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and public sector organizations. Currently serving as Director of Client Engagement for Language & Culture Worldwide, her expertise has been featured in publications such as Forbes, DiversityInc Magazine, NPR, and the LA Times. Farzana is a frequently requested speaker on diversity, cultural awareness, and intergroup relations in the U.S. context and beyond. Farzana has represented the Asian American community at the White House in discussions on national business initiatives and advising on future policy. She formerly worked with the U.S. Small Business Administration through her role as a business advisor for the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program and as Director of Programs at the Asian Business Association.
As National Director of ERG Relations for NAAAP, Farzana founded NAAAP’s signature National ERG Summit and Leadership Symposium programs and supports ERG/BRG initiatives throughout the U.S. and Canada. She holds a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication and Management from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and the esteemed East-West Center. Based in Los Angeles, she serves on the boards of various culture and community-focused organizations