Knowing & Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work - Workshop

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August 31, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Knowing & Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work - Workshop 

Understanding and implementing workplace boundaries is a critical skill for any profession. Boundaries help you clearly define the scope of your role at work, and protect you from taking on unnecessary tasks that contribute to burnout. Defining boundaries helps others feel confident about your role at your firm, and reduces the likelihood of conflict or resentment that can come from blurred lines in the workplace. Lead by DEI Specialist Farzana Nayani (she/her), WiA’s Summer Workshop on Workplace Boundaries will help you understand where boundaries are beneficial to your workplace and personal success, how to set respectful boundaries, and how to keep those boundaries in place over time.


  • Date: Tuesday, August 31st 6-7:30 pm
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Cost: $5 (non-members) / Free (members and students)
  • Advanced registration required.  
  • Online registration will close Monday, Aug 30th, 5pm.  


About the speaker:

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 communication, 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 are shared in her recently released 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.

Advisory work with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), small business advocacy, and entrepreneurship has taken Farzana to engagements across North America, from the White House to Silicon Valley. Her subject matter expertise on global community relations is recognized in partnerships with institutions like the Smithsonian and the East-West Center. National leadership positions have included serving as National Director of ERG Relations for the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and Board Director for the Society of Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR) USA.

Farzana has shared her expertise in media outlets such as Forbes, DiversityInc, NPR, LAParent and the LA Times. She is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory®, an executive and personal development coach, and has been a member of adjunct faculty with the UBC Centre for Intercultural Communication for over 10 years and coaching faculty for The Forum on Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Woman.

Farzana is based in Los Angeles, California, with a global upbringing including ties to South and Southeast Asia, and Canada. Of multiethnic Filipinx-Pakistani heritage, she is a long-time advocate for the multiracial community and is the parent of two children.



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