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Diversity & Inclusion Community of Interest


This Community of Interest is a forum for anyone who is interested in sharing and learning about methods and experiences shown to effectively build and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and skilled cybersecurity workforce. The Diversity & Inclusion Community of Interest charter will be available soon.


Zach Oxendine
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Zach Oxendine
Engineering Technical Program Manager 

Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley
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Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley
Director Cybersecurity
North Carolina Central University

NICE Program Office staff liaison: Susana Barraza, NICE Office Program Manager


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Become a member

Members of this Community of Interest are part of the broader NICE Community Coordinating Council and will be added to it automatically. Google Groups is used for this group as a resource for communication. 

NICEDiversityInclusion+subscribe [at] (Send an Email to Join)

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Get engaged

NICEDiversityInclusion [at] (Share) your questions, opportunities, and leading practices with the community! If you have ideas or just want to get to know others interested in cybersecurity apprenticeships, this is the place for you. 

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Meeting Information

This group meets the third Friday of every month at 11am ET. All meetings are held via Microsoft Teams unless otherwise indicated. 

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusive, and Accessibility (DEIA) Cybersecurity Resources

Created May 12, 2023, Updated March 6, 2024