Issa Rae

Hear from award-winning actor, producer, business leader, and author Issa Rae on how to leverage leadership to catalyze system and purpose-driven change within your organization and community.

Wednesday, April 17
4:30 pm — 5:20 pm CT

Why Issa's the right human
Issa Rae is a successful multi-hyphenate, creating groundbreaking series like “Insecure” while championing marginalized voices and running the company HOORAE Media. An advocate of transformational storytelling, she will share her potent experience ascending in Hollywood as a woman of color with the grit, determination, and authenticity required to succeed.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to celebrate the power of dreams, diversity, and storytelling excellence with Issa Rae. Join us for an unforgettable conversation that will inspire and empower your HR journey.
I thrive on obstacles. If I'm told that it can't be done, then I push harder.
More about Issa for the road

With her own unique flair and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae first garnered attention for her award-winning web series and accompanying New York Times bestseller, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” She created and starred in the Peabody-award-winning HBO show “Insecure,” for which she garnered multiple Emmy® and two Golden Globe® nominations. She also starred in “The Photograph” and “The Lovebirds” on the big screen.


She founded HOORAE, a multi-faceted media company, to continue breaking barriers in storytelling and representation. Her commitment to South LA is evident in both her personal and professional pursuits, making it not just her home but also HOORAE’s headquarters. She participates in the non-profit organization Destination Crenshaw to celebrate Black Angelenos and has ownership in Hilltop Cafe + Kitchen, which provides much-needed opportunities for local residents and creatives. She is also a co-owner of the Black-owned and operated hair care line, Sienna Naturals, which seeks to reimagine Black wellness and beauty.

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Our 9th conference is focused on cutting out the noise and getting to the heart of HR’s top priorities and issues. See you in Austin.

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