Security Industry Association Opens Nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards honorees

The globally recognized program will honor innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry during the 2023 SIA GovSummit.

SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from sponsor IDEMIA and organizational and media partners AVISIANBiometric Update, FindBiometrics, Mobile ID World and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security Forum. The recipients of this year’s Women in Biometrics Awards will be honored at the 2023 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference.

“SIA is proud to support and celebrate the inspiring women in the biometrics industry who are leading the way on advancements that safeguard our people, workplaces, schools and communities,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “As we approach International Women’s Day, this is a unique moment for our members to help set a new record of entries for this essential program and nominate the outstanding women at the forefront of this vital technology market. We look forward to recognizing the 2023 class of awardees at SIA GovSummit.”

The SIA Women in Biometrics Awards recognize 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 in the United States and internationally.

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

  • Leadership: Substantive and defining leadership in academic, public awareness, legislative and/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 startup efforts
  • Mentoring: Industry involvement sharing expertise and mentoring peers, thus growing the market

“IDEMIA is proud to be a part of the SIA Women in Biometrics Awards once again as a sponsor and applauds the program’s efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the security and biometrics industry,” said IDEMIA Vice President of Smart Credentials Teresa Wu. “We encourage solution providers and professionals in our industry to get involved and nominate female leaders for recognition in this renowned program.”

Nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards program will be accepted until Wednesday, April 5. A jury including previous award winners will select this year’s honorees. Learn more and submit a nomination here.

The SIA Women in Biometrics Awards were founded in 2015 by AVISIAN with support from SIA. In 2022, SIA became the organizer of the awards program with support from AVISIAN. The 2023 awards will be presented at a May 16 reception during the 2023 SIA GovSummit – the nation’s premier government security conference connecting government, security and technology. Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders and private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on cutting-edge security topics affecting federal, state and even local agencies. This year’s GovSummit will be held May 16-17 at the National Housing Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Learn more and register to attend here.

About the Security Industry Association

SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,300 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities, and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.


IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated, and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from the financial, telecom, identity, public security and IoT sectors. With close to 15,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.


AVISIAN Publishing produces a suite of online titles focused on the identity and security markets. The company’s flagship publications, CampusIDNews and SecureIDNews, are global leaders in this rapidly evolving technology sector. Collectively, more than 20,000 subscribers get their ID technology news from AVISIAN. The company’s consulting arm advises government agencies, universities, banks and corporations on issues related to identity and credentialing.

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