DE&I Stage and Showcase

Monday
January 17
10:00 am2:00 pm
Special Events Hall, Level 1

On Monday, January 17, 2022 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – all pass holders attending NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show are invited to come together for a day of remembrance, reflection and recommitment to the important work that remains in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The DE&I Stage and Showcase program will feature two sessions on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and leadership. Planned events include roundtable discussions led by industry leaders, a luncheon to foster meaningful dialogue and a product showcase featuring more than 40 Black and Latinx/Hispanic brands/

The DE&I Stage and Showcase program is open to all pass holders of NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.

Monday
January 17
10:00 am10:45 am
Special Events Hall, Level 1, The FQ Equality Lounge

Join us for the NRF DE&I Stage and Showcase as we bring together leaders from over 40 Black and LatinX brands to Retail’s Big Show for the first time. Use this dedicated time to network 1:1 with these amazing entrepreneurs. The opportunities are endless for expanding your knowledge, networking, mentoring and more. 
 
While we are excited about this program, we are even more excited about the aftereffects of the day. We believe that this will be a catalyst for change for our future, our industry and our communities. 

The DE&I Stage and Showcase program is open to all pass holders of NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.
 
In partnership with:

Monday
January 17
10:45 am11:30 am
Special Events Hall, Level 1, The FQ Equality Lounge

Join acclaimed entrepreneur, leader, and educator James Rhee as he speaks with Marc Morial, CEO National Urban League, and Frida Polli, Founder and CEO of Pymetrics, about the future of intersection of business, technology, ethics, fairness, and policy. Learn how diversity in our economy and workplace is an asset for both businesses and their employees, in its capacity to foster innovation, creativity, and agility. Hear about practical ways in which to effectuate and align your purpose with business and overall bottom line sales. This conversation will explore how innovation in technology, such as machine learning and AI, can enhance your DE&I initiatives, while also making underscoring the importance of public and private sector cooperation in advancing overall productivity and safeguarding against unintentional consequences.  

The DE&I Stage and Showcase program is open to all pass holders of NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.

Monday
January 17
11:30 am12:15 pm
Special Events Hall, Level 1, The FQ Equality Lounge

Understanding and fostering a more diverse workforce is the first step. The next step is learning how to nurture and eventually unlock the true potential of this invaluable asset. Substantial research reveals that diversity brings many advantages to an organization: increased profitability and creativity, stronger governance, and better problem-solving. Employees with diverse backgrounds bring to their own unique perspectives, ideas and experiences, helping to create organizations that are resilient and effective, and which outperform those organizations without strategic investments in diversity. Hear from retail executives about how they have implemented practices, programs and measurements over the years.  

The DE&I Stage and Showcase program is open to all pass holders of NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.

Monday
January 17
12:15 pm1:00 pm
Special Events Hall, Level 1, The FQ Equality Lounge

Enjoy lunch with old (and new) friends and participate in small group discussions covering diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and leadership. Topics will be shared on screen in the room and will be moderated by industry experts.  

The DE&I Stage and Showcase program is open to all pass holders of NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.

In partnership with:

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Monday
January 17
1:00 pm2:00 pm
Special Events Hall, Level 1, The FQ Equality Lounge

Join us for the NRF DE&I Stage and Showcase as we bring together leaders from over 40 Black and LatinX brands to Retail’s Big Show for the first time. Use this dedicated time to network 1:1 with these amazing entrepreneurs. The opportunities are endless for expanding your knowledge, networking, mentoring and more. 
 
While we are excited about this program, we are even more excited about the aftereffects of the day. We believe that this will be a catalyst for change for our future, our industry and our communities. 

Attendance is open to all pass types registered for NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show. 
 

In partnership with: