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B. PHL Innovation Fest 2020 Keynote | From YouTube to Hollywood: Up close and personal with actress Issa Rae

September 17 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

(Link will go live on 09/10/2020)

Please note, this session is part of B. PHL Innovation Fest 2020, and requires advance registration to join. Registration is free. To pre-register for B. PHL programming, please visit their website

Making it in Hollywood is no small feat, especially for minority women. But through hard work, innovation and a flair for creative storytelling, Issa Rae rose from YouTube star to one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses. In this one-on-one conversation, attendees will hear directly from Rae about her road to stardom, how her personal upbringing has influenced her career, and the creative process behind impactful storytelling. Rae will also delve into diversity & inclusion in Hollywood, advocating for unrepresented voices, the need to prioritize women and minority creators, and the role of racial justice in a post COVID-19 society. Moderated by Kristyn Aldrich.


September 17
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm EDT