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Women in Identity launches Singapore chapter to further inclusion in digital ID

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Women in Identity launches Singapore chapter to further inclusion in digital ID

Non-profit organization Women in Identity (WiD) is launching a new chapter in Singapore to further increase diversity in the digital identity space, with an official virtual event on August 28, 2020, the organization announced.

Special guest Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, and Second Minister for Finance and National Development will hold a discussion about diversity and inclusion and how vulnerable communities can be helped through digital inclusion.

The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion, where Minister Indranee, Helen Chua, WiD’s ambassador in Singapore and Senior Sales Director at NEC Asia Pacific, and Rama Sridhar, Digital & Emerging Partnerships and New Payment Flows, Asia Pacific, Mastercard, and moderator Siew Yim Cheng, Chief Digital Officer of ComfortDelgro, among others, will dive into the opportunities diversity and digital identity can bring to the digital economy.

“Humanity is diverse and therefore identity – and digital identity – must be inter-sectional. It should represent humans in all their multi-dimensional elements,” said Emma Lindley, co-founder of Women in Identity, in a prepared statement. “People are a mix of different colors, classes, religions, gender and it is our mission to ensure the debate around identity moves far beyond the levels of diversity currently represented in our industry. Our expansion into South East Asia is a fantastic opportunity to continue our work in this important region.”

Lindley penned a guest post for Biometric Update recently on how blind spots in development processes can result in ineffective identity systems.

“I’m delighted and proud to represent WiD in Singapore as I believe diversity and inclusion is a key enabler for businesses to thrive, innovate and build better products,” said Chua in the announcement. “I’m looking forward to an interactive discussion with the panelists and our audience to look at how businesses and governments can leverage on digital identity to accelerate economic growth.”

Officially launched as a not-for-profit in June 2019, Women in Identity was named one of the 10 most influential organizations in the digital identity community by Goode Intelligence.

For webinar registrations, visit this link.

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