Spotlight Sessions

Lunch & Learn Spotlight

Reimagining Diversity & Inclusion: A Pathway to Courageous Conversations

Monday, October 10 • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Derreck Kayongo

Has anyone ever calculated the total cost of discrimination in the workplace? Derreck tackles the subject head-on by sharing how his organization found itself grappling with the issue. He takes his audience through an examination of how diversity and inclusion problems impact your corporate bottom line. From long-term harm to your brand and weakened stock prices to negative perceptions within the community, Derreck reveals the potential savings that come about when employees understand the cost of discrimination and the value of their fellow employees. He illustrates with eye-opening examples, how our upbringing and unconscious biases can become a net negative to organizational growth and have a negative impact on the bottom-line. The end goal of Derreck’s presentation is to birth into the bloodstream of the company’s culture what he calls a “Corporate Moral Aptitude,” an intriguing notion similar to Emotional Intelligence, but for corporations around cultural biases within the marketplace.

A native of Uganda and former refugee who worked his way up to become a CEO of a major American cultural institution, Derreck has a great and noble story to tell about diversity and inclusion from an outsider’s perspective that you don’t want to miss. From executives to rank-and-file employees, audiences will walk away inspired and positioned for success in today’s multicultural workplace.

Spotlight Speaker

Tuesday, October 11 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

After bursting on to the scene as NBC’s first Apprentice, Bill Rancic traveled the globe, sharing why some companies thrive in chaos and others don't. Through his experiences as both a student and teacher of leadership, he reveals what behaviors are needed in a world beset by turbulence, uncertainty, and dramatic change.

What makes Bill so unique is that he is both a student and teacher of leadership and has a healthy obsession with what makes great companies and leaders tick.

Having invested nearly two decades living the topic, Rancic has authored four books. These include New York Times best-seller You’re Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life, which examines how some companies and leaders make the leap to superior results, and the enduring classic Beyond the Lemonade Stand which teaches young people the value of both money and positive self-image. In addition, Rancic co-authored I Do… Now What? with celebrity wife Giuliana Rancic where they share secrets to a supportive love and true partnership in marriage. He also just penned his first novel, First Light.

Driven by a relentless curiosity, Rancic really began his business journey when he graduated cum laude from Loyola University. He then went on to become a successful entrepreneur when he founded a monthly online subscription-based retailer. Since that time, he has inspired millions of people around the globe to work towards reaching their full potential, both in business and in their personal lives. He is currently co-owner of the RPM Restaurant Group and the Giuliana Prosecco.

Rancic appears regularly on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as Today, The View, Rachael Ray, Steve Harvey, and various CNBC programs.

He currently resides in Chicago with his wife Giuliana and son Duke.

Bill Rancic

Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Author, and Motivational Speaker

Sarah Moshman

Spotlight Speaker

Wednesday, October 12, 9:00am - 10:00am

Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, TV Producer and TEDx speaker whose work has been featured on Netflix, Upworthy, Marie Claire, CNN, and Good Morning America. Sarah is an inspiration because of her tireless hard work to empower others through her incredible films and her unique perspective on why storytelling is so important makes her a powerhouse entrepreneur as well.

Speaker Directory

Explore the Speakers Coming to Chicago this October

Explore the 2022 Speaker Directory to preview the stellar lineup of experienced leaders that will share industry knowledge and insights in October at ISSA Show North America.

Leave the show equipped with the knowledge, experience, and connections to hit the ground running to improve your bottom line.