Women in Biometrics Awards

Recognizing Innovative Women in the Biometrics Technology Market

About the Women in Biometrics Awards

The SIA Women in Biometrics Awards are a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from sponsors IDEMIA and NEC Corporation of America and organizational and media partners AVISIANBiometric UpdateFindBiometricsMobile ID World and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security Forum. The Women in Biometrics Awards are dedicated to recognizing innovative women creating a more secure world by guiding the biometrics technology market.

More information, including details on submitting nominations, criteria and the judging process, is available at womeninbiometrics.com.

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SIA Women in Biometrics Awards Winners Larisa Boyko, NEC Corporation of America; Alicia Harrison, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Casey Mayfield, IDEMIA; C. Maxine Most, Acuity Market Intelligence; Bethany Retton, FBI2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Award Winners

  • Larisa Boyko, Director, Quality Assurance, Advanced Recognition Systems, NEC Corporation of America
  • Alicia Harrison, Chief, Stakeholder Engagement, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Casey Mayfield, Senior Vice President, Justice and Public Safety, IDEMIA
  • C. Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence
  • Bethany Retton, Management and Program Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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SIA Women in Biometrics Awards honorees at GovSummit 2023

Previous Winners


  • Gena Alexa, Dignari
  • Amanda Conley, Office of Biometric Management (OBIM), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Delia McGarry, IDEMIA National Security Solutions
  • Diane Stephens, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Bobby Varma, Princeton Identity


  • Marta García Gomar, IDENTY Touchless ID
  • Amy Turluck, director, Biometrics Operations Directorate, U.S. Department of Defense


  • Jeni Best (U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS
  • Anne May (OBIM, DHS)
  • Mei Ngan (NIST)
  • Lauren Reed (IDEMIA National Security Solutions)
  • Annet Steenbergen (Aruba Happy Flow Project)


  • Debra Marcopulos (OBIM, DHS)
  • Dana Michalski (Defence Science and Technology Group, Government of Australia)
  • Nicole Spaun (IDEMIA National Security Solutions)
  • Sherry Stein (SITA)


  • Kelly Gallagher (NEC Corporation of America)
  • Lisa MacDonald (OBIM, DHS)
  • Colleen Manaher (CBP, DHS)
  • Lora Sims (Ideal Innovations, Inc.)
  • Anne Wang (Gemalto Cogent)


  • Kimberly Del Greco (Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI))
  • Isabelle Moeller (Biometrics Institute)
  • Liane Moriyama (Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center)
  • Stephanie Schuckers (Clarkson University)
  • Frances Zelazny (BioCatch)


  • JoAnn Buscaglia (FBI Laboratory)
  • Tovah LaDier (IBIA)
  • Elham Tobassi (NIST)
  • Teresa Wu (MorphoTrak)


  • Janice Kephart
  • Kimberly Mills
  • Celeste Thomasson
  • Cathy Tilton
  • Patricia Wolfhope