Our Northshore Young Professionals group hosted a luncheon to address diversity, equity and inclusion with speakers Dr. Elizabeth Hornsby, assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Communications and Media Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University, and Julie Laperouse, director of culture and talent for Gulf Coast Bank and Trust (event sponsor). They gave informative presentations on micro-interactions and encouraging culturally competent communication in the workplace and the broader concept of creating an overarching culture celebrating DEIBW (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and well-being).