September 21 2023


The International Security Foundation (ISF) has been focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as part of its strategic plan. Creating a DEI Journey Map recently was an important step to illustrate the commitment of the ISF Board to increasing and promoting a holistic DEI approach in the ISF’s grant work, programming and all endeavors.

Read the ISF Journey Map.

This important document lays the groundwork for the ISF’s past, present and future for DEI, expounding upon the ideas, goals and tactics of how the ISF is promoting DEI within the security profession. In April 2024, the ISF convened a Joint DEI Summit with four other leaders in the security public-private partnership community:

Creating a journey map of each organization’s DEI efforts and initiatives was a shared goal for each partner as a reaffirmation of each organization’s commitment to DEI and to outline the shared DEI pathway forward.

Read the DEI Statement by the Joint DEI Task Force.

“The ISF’s visionary roadmap outlines our DEI commitment with unwavering support from our Board and strategic partners,” says Carly Coaty, the ISF’s Director of Programming, who is convening the ongoing efforts of the Joint DEI Task Force. “This is only the beginning. The ISF is dedicated to evolving our practices, fostering inclusivity and setting new industry standards for years to come.”

Read more about the DEI efforts by the ISF and the Joint DEI Task Force at