Celebrating women in IDnow

At IDnow, we are very proud that more than 30% of our colleagues are female and even better, almost 40% of our managers are women. We bring inspirational women in tech from IDnow to your attention. Read on to hear what they say about working at IDnow and learn what exactly enabled them to excel in what they do and become highly regarded experts within IDnow and beyond.

Share ideas & Explain

#1 Lara, R&D Engineer ML/Biometrics

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

Dare. Dare to share your ideas. Dare to ask even the simplest questions. Dare to accept and follow new challenges. Dare to show up and express yourself.

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

In some situations, some evidences may not be it for everyone. One should be courageous to stimulate the explanations. That may push in-depth discussions all for the benefit of successful team work.

Uniqueness & Superpowers

#2 Christina, Team Lead Corporate Communications

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

Everyone is unique and has their own superpowers. Be yourself, trust your instincts and play to your strengths. If we leverage the potential of our diversity and form alliances with colleagues who complement us, we can achieve exceptional results.

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

Authenticity is important, especially as a leader! Authentic passion and living out your values are the basis for motivating and influencing others. Stay curious, keep your eyes on the target and others will follow.

Authenticity & Courage

#3 Jamie, Vice President People

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

I’d like to offer advice to anyone who finds themselves as a minority in a group setting. Be who you are, as you would be if you were not minority in that moment. Remove it from the focus or it will distract you and deprive you from that moment.

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

If something does offend or bother you, don’t just let it slip by you without speaking up. If it bothers you, it will most likely be bothering someone else in that same room too, irrespective of their gender. Say something!

Show up & Speak up

#4 Francesca, Head of Controlling

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

I think learning is progression throughout your career and every single experience enriches it.

Courage & Mindfulness

#5 Katharina, Senior Machine Learning Engineer

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

Do what you do best. You have a unique contribution to make.

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

You must be courageous and go for your own goals. Don’t wait for someone else to push you along, it probably won’t happen. Trust in yourself and let your light shine. Also, it’s important to take time to take care of yourself and to take regular breaks.

Trust & Look ahead

#6 Ana, Sales Manager Financial Services UKI/

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

Don’t listen to the naysayers, work hard and trust in yourself!

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

Together we are tracing the paths for future generations of women!

Ownership & Embracing challenges

#7 Veronika, Senior Global Sales Operations Manager

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

Own your shit – including all ups and downs, successes, and failures. If you can’t do that, don’t expect anyone to do it on your behalf. This applies to both men and women, in or outside of IDnow group, work or personal life.

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

I believe we grow the most when challenged with a difficult situation. At the very beginning of my work-life I had to report to a challenging manager. Dealing with this situation was empowering, it built my confidence, and it triggered further positive growth in my career. At the end of the day, you yourself are responsible for your (work) life – so own it.

Diversity & Equality

#8 Jennifer, Head of Product Marketing

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

There are real gaps in the workplace. Together – s/he, they – we can drive the demand for equal treatment. We must grab the bull by the horns and assert ourselves, rejecting social norms around what makes a good leader, who should be on the board, and who goes on parental leave.

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

I have learned that people who champion equality and diversity are open to people being people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or nationality. These are the people that are not threatened by strength of mind and character nor person’s courage to step out of the role boxes that societies have created. And these are exactly the type of people with whom I want to spend my life, personally and professionally.

Learn & Reflect

#9 Vivien, Director Account Management

What advice would you give women at IDnow?

Become confident in your leadership role comes with two things: Never stop learning and never stop making mistakes. Challenges and hurdles might appear and one will learn how to manage them.

What has been a big learning for you in your career?

Along your journey, it is key to engage with other leaders to exchange feedback and experience.

Want to learn more about the IDnow working culture? Read more on our IDnow Core Values Page

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