We have learned today that microaggressions and microexclusions negatively affect the surgical workplace and erode and prevent a culture of belonging. To support equity and inclusion, there is a critical need for policies and metrics that can help to guide and track success as well as measure and define areas for improvement. The identity-based surgical societies exist to provide support and mentorship to those who are underrepresented in medicine and medical leadership. These organizations are critical partners necessary in forging a path forward however, diversity and inclusion are not the work of these societies alone. Our profession will only make progress if we all work together. Providing a safety net relating to microaggressions and microexclusions in the workplace represents the first step.