Farzana Nayani, Keynote Speaker
Expanding Diversity and Inclusion in Publishing: People, Print, and Possibilities
Farzana Nayani is a recognized diversity and inclusion specialist and established intercultural practitioner. She 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 communication, supplier diversity, and employee engagement. Farzana’s advisory work with Employee Resource Groups, small business advocacy, and entrepreneurship has taken her to engagements across North America, from the White House to Silicon Valley, and her message has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, DiversityInc, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times.
During her keynote speech, Farzana will address the reasons why inclusion is important to publishers and how to establish key goals for increasing diversity among both authors and staff. Then, in the next hour, she will join the Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable to guide discussion about how publishers can get started with a diversity and inclusion program.
This year's speakers, presenters, and roundtable moderators hail from more than thirty publishers, independent presses, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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