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Women in Identity (WiD) is a volunteer-run, international not-for-profit membership organization that promotes diversity and inclusion across the identity industry.

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New VP to head FaceTec strategic partnerships

The latest set of leadership appointments at biometrics companies and digital identity organizations address partnerships and financial management. FaceTec has…

Jul 6, 2023

Women in Identity appoints new executive lead

Women in Identity has appointed Dr. Sarah Walton as its new executive lead to oversee the organization’s sponsorship and volunteer…

Mar 9, 2023

Facephi, Telos, Verato add digital ID, security expertise to executive teams

Biometrics and digital identity providers Facephi, Telos and Verato have announced new hires with the aim of strengthening their executive…

Jul 1, 2022

Women in Identity doubles membership, expands board of directors

Non-profit Women in Identity (WiD) announced a new milestone in its journey towards a more inclusive digital identity ecosystem. The…

Apr 27, 2022

Trek to widespread digital IDs continues but Women in Identity warns it might be long

It is always best, when speaking to comrades in arms, to play up the achievability of a daunting task, but…

Mar 30, 2022

Progress towards ID code for inclusion, call for UK Online Safety Bill deadlines at OIX

A series of speakers brought updates on sections of digital identity at the latest meeting of the OIX (Open Identity…

Feb 4, 2022

Humanizing exclusion in digital identity technology

One of the challenges of building successful digital identity products is understanding the many use cases of the people using…

Sep 24, 2021

Leaders in biometrics and ID policy honored by Goode, SIA, CIX

Goode Intelligence has declared BehavioSec CEO Dr. Neil Costigan, Women in Identity Co-founder Emma Lindley, and Nok Nok Labs President…

Aug 11, 2021

Digital identity and KYC providers recognized for awards, nominations

A range of companies and individuals in the identity sector are being recognized for their contributions, including Dermalog, AU10TIX, Thales,…

Jul 30, 2021

Identity experts challenge the notion of new digital ID systems

What do we want from digital ID? And is it the solution for problems faced by societies across the world?…

Jul 14, 2021

Omidyar, GBG back Women in Identity’s Code of Conduct research

Women in Identity, a group promoting diversity across the identity industry, has signed up big-name sponsors for its Code of…

Jul 1, 2021

Women in Identity seeks new executive, FacePhi and authID.ia add directors

Growing organizations in the biometrics and digital ID space, both among civil society groups and technology companies, are adding expertise…

Apr 28, 2021

Appointments and opportunities unveiled across biometrics ecosystem

Expansion into new areas and regions by biometrics providers and organizations in the digital identity space is creating career opportunities…

Mar 2, 2021

Women in Identity plans industry Code of Conduct for 2021

Women in Identity (WiD) is planning to research the impact of exclusion from digital identity systems as part of its…

Nov 30, 2020

Trust in digital ID requires intensive collaboration, public education: Women in Identity panel

Moving beyond the distrust that prevented the Australia Card from being introduced a generation ago to provide effective digital ID…

Nov 25, 2020

More education needed for biometrics ethics in humanitarian context: Simprints webinar panel

The ethics of using biometrics in development and humanitarian projects can be difficult and confusing with important concepts that seem…

Nov 23, 2020

Upcoming biometrics events and webinars explore development, contactless ID, inclusion

The next few weeks are packed with online events, webinars and conferences all in the field of contactless biometrics, digital…

Nov 12, 2020

Challenges in Latin American biometric national ID initiatives outlined by Women in Identity

While countries across Latin America have adopted biometrics for their national digital ID schemes, issues with ease of access and…

Sep 14, 2020

Biometrics events roundup: Suprema to introduce multi-biometric solution

Suprema will introduce its new biometric FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal during the first live session of its upcoming Suprema Connect online…

Sep 7, 2020

Women in Identity, Biometrics Institute, and NIST each to host online events on facial recognition

Three upcoming biometrics events have been announced involving National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) experts on facial recognition. Women…

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