Women in Biometrics Awards

Recognizing Innovative Women in the Biometrics Technology Market

About the Women in Biometrics Awards

The Women in Biometrics Awards are dedicated to recognizing innovative women creating a more secure world by guiding the biometrics technology market. The Women in Biometrics Awards will be presented each year at SIA GovSummit.

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

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Women in Biometrics Winners 2018

2018 Women in Biometrics Awards Recipients

  • Kelly Gallagher, Senior Account Manager, NEC Corporation of America
  • Lisa MacDonald, Director, Identity Capabilities Management Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Colleen Manaher, Executive Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS
  • Lora Sims, Senior Biometric Examiner, Ideal Innovations, Inc.
  • Anne Wang, Director of Biometric Technology Research & Development, Gemalto Cogent

Previous Women in Biometrics Award Winners

2017 recipients:

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

2016 recipients:

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

2015 recipients:

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