Having a diverse workforce isn't enough. Diversity in all it's forms is an asset for companies and individuals. Companies with a diverse workforce demonstrates 57% more collaboration among teams, are 75% more likely to have a marketable idea implemented and are 70% more likely to see their organization capture a new market. However, employees can feel pressured to hold back to fit into the mold. This talk will address the reasons people code-switch and how individuals and companies can minimize code-switching and continue to thrive.