Women in Biometrics
 2019 AWARDS

presented by SecureIDNews and the Security Industry Association

Nominations close June 1

ABOUT THE AWARDS | 2019

Biometric technologies are fundamental to securing physical and digital identities in a modern society.

The incredible advancements made by the dedicated professionals leading this field are helping keep our cities and citizens, our companies and employees and our schools and children safe. Since 2015 the Women in Biometrics Awards have recognized innovative women dedicated to creating a more secure world by guiding this crucial technology market.

Once again in 2019, the Security Industry Association will join SecureIDNews as a presenter of the program. The program’s Foundation Sponsor is IDEMIA and additional sponsors include BiometricUpdate.com and the SIA Women in Security Forum. The awards will be presented in Washington D.C. during one of the security industry’s most prestigious events, the SIA GovSummit.

Prior award winners represent the very best in our industry, and it is time to add the 2019 class to this elite group.

Nominations will be accepted between May 1 and June 1, 2019, and may include those working for biometric companies, peripheral suppliers, system integrators, academia and end user organizations.

PRESENTERS AND SPONSORS

QUALIFICATIONS | 2019

Nominees should exemplify one or more of the following contributions to the industry

LEADERSHIP

Substantive and defining leadership in academic, public awareness, legislative or standards efforts

PARTICIPATION

Efforts that go above and beyond individual company walls and into the larger identity sphere

INNOVATION

Pioneering product development, innovation or corporate start-up efforts

MENTORING

Industry involvement sharing expertise and mentoring peers, thus growing the market

WINNERS | 2018

From a pool of more than 100 nominations, the panel of judges ultimately selected a group of five winners. To learn about each individual’s bio and accomplishments, click on the name below the photo.

Colleen Manaher

Customs and Border Protection

Lora Sims

Ideal Innovations

Anne Wang

Gemalto

To learn about the WINNERS from previous years, click here.

THE VENUE | 2019

The 2019 awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 26 during the Security Industry Association’s prestigious Policy Leadership Awards Dinner, held during the SIA GovSummit. The dinner and awards ceremony will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Women in Biometrics Award winners will be honored alongside other distinguished security industry award recipients. Learn more

NOMINATION FORM | 2019

Nominations close June 1, 2019. Please complete the form to the best of your ability. Anonymous submissions will be accepted, though we may reach out to the nominator (if provided) to request additional detail.

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JUDGES AND PROCESS | 2019

For the 2019 awards, a distinguished panel of judges will independently and objectively evaluate nominations. From the pool of nominations received prior to the June 1 deadline, a small group of winners will be selected as Women in Biometrics awardees for 2019. The winners will be profiled online at SecureIDNews and honored during the awards dinner on June 26 in Washington, D.C.

Chris Corum

AVISIAN Publishing

Cathy Tilton

GDIT

Kara Klein

Security Industry Association

GALLERY

PRESENTERS & SPONSORS