To help leaders in our region level up with the Workforce Diversity Dimension, Southwest Michigan First, the team behind Catalyst University, dove into this topic in our second Catalyst University Booster Session. Guiding the discussion is Quentin Messer, CEcD, president and CEO at New Orleans Business Alliance. Quentin is an experienced strategic thinker who has over 25 years of experience leading teams within the economic development, education management, and business sectors. Quentin helped us explore the role of community leaders to facilitate conversations to drive equity and lead well to create a transformed future. Quentin is joined by Bethaney Wilkinson. Bethaney is the founder of The Diversity Gap, an initiative exploring equity-centered institutional change to talk about how to empower people to create the cultures they say they want—cultures where all people are seen, celebrated, and given the space to thrive.