The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2022 Women in Biometrics Awards. The recipients of this year’s Women in Biometrics Awards will be honored at the 2022 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference.

“Each year, the Women in Biometrics Awards honor outstanding women at the forefront of the biometrics industry who are driving innovations that help keep our cities, workplaces, schools and people safe,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “SIA is pleased to mark International Women’s Day by calling our members and the security industry to recognize the dedicated, inspiring female leaders helping to advance this vital technology market.”

The Women in Biometrics Awards recognize 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 possess the following qualities:

  • 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.

Nominations for the 2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards program will be accepted until Friday, April 15. A jury including previous award winners will select this year’s honorees. Learn more and submit a nomination on SIA’s website.