Get your nominations in — the 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards are fast approaching, and all deserving professionals should get this shot at prestigious industry recognition. Nominations are being accepted through June 1, with winners being celebrated at the 2019 SIA GovSummit, held June 26-27 in Washington, D.C.
Nominations are being accepted through June 1, with winners being celebrated at the 2019 SIA GovSummit, held June 26-27 in Washington, D.C.
Nominations can be submitted online at WomenInBiometrics.com. The awards go the top female leaders in biometric identity and security. Previous winners have come from biometric firms, their suppliers, system integrators, colleges and universities, government, and various security and I.T. departments.
“Now in its fifth year, the Women in Biometrics Awards have grown to become an internationally-recognized program,” said Chris Corum, publisher of SecureIDNews and program founder. “Biometrics is an increasingly important component of modern identity and security programs, and female leaders continue to pave the way forward.”
SecureIDNews and Security Industry Association (SIA) co-founded and present the awards program, along with sponsors IDEMIA, Biometric Update, and SIA’s Women in Security Forum.
Women in Biometrics Awards criteria
Nominees for the Women in Biometrics Awards should exemplify one or more of the following contributions to the industry:
- Leadership – defined as substantive and defining leadership in academic, public awareness, legislative and/or standards efforts)
- Participation – defined as efforts that go above and beyond individual company walls and into the larger identity sphere)
- Innovation – defined as pioneering product development, innovation or corporate start-up efforts)
- Mentoring – defined as industry involvement sharing expertise and mentoring peers, thus growing the market).
“Biometric technologies are integral to the security industry and other areas like health care, law enforcement and air travel,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Women in Biometrics Awards winners are innovative women helping create a more secure world through these technologies, and SIA looks forward to welcoming the next class of awardees to this elite group.”
“The award is providing more evidence of the significant professional and academic contributions women are making in the biometric technology fields,” said Teresa Wu, vice president, strategic marketing and product management for North America at IDEMIA. “Recognizing the accomplishments of female leaders motivates the next generation of women in technology.”
At the GovSummit event, a group of previous Women in Biometric Awards winners will participate in a panel on government security applications for advanced biometric technologies.
Don’t miss the deadline of June 1, 2019 to nominate a deserving colleague, client, or even yourself. Visit WomenInBiometrics.com to do so.