This International Women’s Day, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to the amazing women that have joined our Let’s Talk About Digital Identity podcast.

Your expertise and leadership is a source of inspiration for others (and, importantly, other women) in the identity industry – and those thinking of joining it.

Here’s a recap of some of the quotes we’ve picked out throughout the series.

Grace Mutung'u Grace Mutung’u, internet policy advocate and research fellow at CIPIT

“We need to think about identities before thinking about applications of digital technologies.”

Susana Lopes Onfido Susana Lopes, Director of Product at Onfido

“Biometrics protect users against themselves in situations where they might not realise they’re under attack”

Emma Lindley Emma Lindley, Co-founder of Women in Identity

“Digital identity solutions built for everyone are built by everyone.”

Clare Rowley
Clare Rowley, Head of Business Operations at the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

“Consumer protection, greater transparency in the supply chain, and the detection and prevention of fraud can be achieved only through full transparency of counterparties.”

Schehrezade Davidson Schehrezade Davidson, CEO of Tricerion

“None of us like passwords, we want something simple. But individuals understand they need something secure.”

Kaliya Young “Identity Woman”, Kaliya Young

“Covid has accelerated digital transformation, and it’s accelerated the need for the type of credentialing that we offer with the verifiable credentials and the decentralised nature of it.”

Jurgita Sarkovaite headshot Jurgita Sarkovaite, Innovation and Strategy Manager at NEO Consulting

“Digital identity is part of every digital transformation project because it would be impossible to do without it.”

Joni Brennan Joni Brennan, President of DIACC (Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada)

“The way that we will grow the economy is through interoperability of identity solutions and services.”

Marjukka Niinioja headshot Marjukka Niinioja, Founder @osaangoltd @apiopscycles Co-writer “API economy” book

“You don’t need to have an army of coders, you just need to buy the capabilities as APIs.”

Katryna Dow headshot Katryna Dow, founder and CEO of Meeco

“Where regulators have moved to increase the data transparency and data rights of individuals, these need to actually be part of the solution architecture.”

Lisa LeVasseur headshot Lisa LeVasseur, Executive Director at Me2B Alliance

“[My mobile phone] is not a tool, it’s a relationship.”

Rachelle Sellung Rachelle Sellung representing the LIGHTest Project (with Alberto Miranda García)


“Are you sure you’re doing the transaction with that person? Is that person a trustworthy counterpart in that transaction?”

Diane Joyce Diane Joyce, Identity Evangelist and Executive at Women in Identity

“I want to use technology as the enabler to make a safe and frictionless journey – I don’t want to put technology in ‘because it’s fun’.”

Debbie Reynolds Debbie Reynolds, Founder, CEO, and Chief Data Privacy Officer at Debbie Reynolds Consulting LLC

“For me, contact tracing is a profession, not an app”

Monique Jeanne Morrow Monique Morrow, President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet and President at the VETRI Foundation

“2020 is going to be the year for digital identity and, even more so, self-sovereign identity”

Lisa Forte
Lisa Forte, Red Goat Cyber Security “Think like a cyber criminal.”


Josselyne Abarca Josselyne Abarca, CEO and founding partner of Seguridad América “Las empresas y organizaciones están migrando todos sus servicios al ámbito digital y uno de los desafíos con los que se encuentran es certificar o ratificar la identidad de las personas que ingresan en sus sistemas y servicios.”

International Women’s Day (IWD) resources and initiatives:

Comment below with any other identity industry resources or initiatives supporting IWD!