Women in Biometrics
 2020 AWARDS

presented by SecureIDNews and the Security Industry Association

Nominations close April 24

ABOUT THE AWARDS | 2020

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 2020, the Security Industry Association and SecureIDNews are partnering to present this globally-recognized 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 on June 2 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 2020 class to this elite group.

Nominations will be accepted between Feb. 17 and April 24, 2020, and may include those working for biometric companies, peripheral suppliers, system integrators, academia and end user organizations.

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QUALIFICATIONS | 2020

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 | 2019

A great class of 2019 winners joined the previous awardees, continuing the tradition of excellence. To learn about each individual’s bio and accomplishments, click on the name below the photo.

Dana Michalski

Australia DST

Nicole Spaun

IDEMIA NSS

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

THE VENUE | 2020

The 2020 awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 2 during the Security Industry Association’s prestigious SIA GovSummit. The reception and awards ceremony will be held at the National Association of Home Builders Headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. Women in Biometrics Award winners will be honored alongside other distinguished security industry award recipients. Learn more

JUDGES AND PROCESS | 2020

For the 2020 awards, winners will be selected by a jury consisting of all previous award winners from year’s past. From the pool of nominations received prior to the April 24 deadline, a small group of winners will be selected as Women in Biometrics awardees for 2020. The winners will be profiled online at SecureIDNews and honored during the awards dinner on June 2 in Washington, D.C.

NOMINATION FORM | 2020

Nominations close April 24, 2020. Please complete the form to the best of your ability and provide as much detail on the nominee’s accomplishments as you are able. Anonymous submissions will be accepted, though we may reach out to the nominator (if provided) to request additional detail.

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