“Breaking Barriers” was insightful, eye-opening and disruptive in all the best ways. The sessions on Language and Belonging allowed participants to confront our own linguistic biases and examine real solutions to make OC a more fair and empathetic place. The afternoon session, filled with collaboration and kinship, dug into common workplace struggles and showed us that things can be different if our companies are brave enough to disrupt the norm. Wajahat Ali gave a hilarious and honest closing address about diversity and inclusion in America that succinctly wrapped up our full day of learning and collaborating. Thank you to the OC Grantmakers!