Diversity and Inclusion Author Series: Farzana Nayani, The Power of Employee Resource Groups, How People Create Authentic Change.
Author Talk & Fireside Chat with Farzana Nayani, Author & DEI Consultant
Join us for an in-person conversation with Farzana Nayani, author of the new book The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change. Farzana will share vivid examples from her work with corporations and institutions across the country, about how to operate ERGs effectively and how to best engage people in the workplace. We will receive a preview from her new book, which includes models for how to form and develop ERGs and create transformational change in the work we do. Her perspectives bring forth an intersectional lens, centering on uplifting the voices and issues of individuals and groups that are often underrepresented, as well as how to reinvigorate DEI efforts in periods of uncertainty and tragedy that we are facing in society. After the presentation, we will have a fireside chat for Q&A with the audience moderated by Michael Gonzales, DE&I Consultant and Co-Founder of the National DE&I Consortium, as well as a book signing for all attendees.
Meet Farzana Nayani
A recognized Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion specialist and established Intercultural practitioner, Farzana Nayani has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations as a consultant and trainer on diversity and inclusion, intercultural communications, supplier diversity, and employee engagement. Farzana’s mission is to promote healing and transformation for individuals as well as by helping organizations lead more effectively.
Farzana is a published author on organizational training and culture, as well as a frequently requested speaker on DEI, race, unconscious bias, leadership, culture, and identity. Her recognized expertise on multiracial topics is shared in her book, Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World, published and distributed by North Atlantic Books/Penguin Random House in April 2020.
Thank you to our 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sponsors!Our Presenting Diversity Sponsors are CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy and Hallmark. Our Workshop Presenting Sponsor is Commerce Bank. Our Cornerstone Sponsors are American Century Investments, Bayer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, JE Dunn Construction, Lockton Companies, REACH Healthcare Foundation, Saint Luke’s Health System, T-Mobile and Waddell & Reed. Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Arvest Bank, Black & Veatch, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Burns & McDonnell, FleishmanHillard, GEICO, Heavy Constructors Association, Honeywell, Kansas City Royals, KVC Health Systems, McCownGordon Construction, State Street and VanTrust Real Estate. Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are Accenture, Bank of America, Bardavon Health Innovations, BlueScope Buildings North America, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, CBIZ/MHM, Cerner, Children’s Mercy, Enterprise Holdings, Ernst & Young, Garmin, HNTB, Husch Blackwell, H&R Block, Kansas City University, Lathrop GPM, Mazuma Credit Union, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Southwest Airlines, Spire, Stinson, The Builders' Association, The University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Health System and Turner Construction Company.