Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards, co-founded by the SIA and SecureIDNews.

The award recognizes top female leaders in the biometric identity and security industry. Nominees and past winners include those working for biometric companies, peripheral suppliers, system integrators, academia, government and security and IT departments at a variety of organizations.

Each nominee should exemplify one or more of the following contributions to the industry:

  1. Leadership: Substantive and defining leadership in academic, public awareness, legislative and/or standards efforts.
  2. Participation: Efforts that go above and beyond individual company walls and into the larger identity sphere.
  3. Innovation: Pioneering product development, innovation or corporate start-up efforts.
  4. Mentoring: Industry involvement sharing expertise and mentoring peers, thus growing the market.

Winners of this year’s awards program will be recognized at the 2019 SIA GovSummit, to be held June 26-27 in Washington, D.C. Nominations for the 2019 awards will be accepted until June 1.