As a nascent and fast-growing field, the counter–influence operations community might look to adjacent areas for models or guidance on fostering diversity. For example, there have been several recent initiatives in the cybersecurity policy field, like the R Street Institute’s Making Space in Cybersecurity  pledge, which commits signatory institutions to increase the diversity of speakers at their public events, and the #ShareTheMicInCyber  campaign, which helps Black cybersecurity practitioners gain more visibility on social media. In the broader national security space, membership organizations such as #NatSecGirlSquad , Out in National Security , and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security  offer mentoring and professional development opportunities aimed at growing and supporting a more diverse national security workforce.
- “Carnegie Endowment for International Peace”: https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/03/30/community-perspectives-on-diversity-in-countering-influence-operations-field-pub-84198
- “Making Space in Cybersecurity”: https://www.rstreet.org/2020/12/15/making-space-in-cybersecurity/
- “#ShareTheMicInCyber”: https://sharethemicincyber.splashthat.com/
- “#NatSecGirlSquad”: https://www.natsecgirlsquad.com/
- “Out in National Security”: https://www.outinnationalsecurity.org/
- “Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security”: https://www.wcaps.org/