MALVERN, PA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007–identiMetrics, a recognized leader in the development and marketing of biometrics finger scanning identification solutions, with their proprietary software identiFi, recently enjoyed an unusual audience, when their Chief Financial Officer, Anne Marie Dunphy, was the Keynote Speaker at the 7th Annual Girls Exploring Tomorrow´s Technology (GETT) event in Pennsylvania, hosted by the Chester County Intermediate Unit and sponsored by the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) of the Chester County Economic Development Council.
Girls Exploring Tomorrow´s Technology (GETT) began in Chester County, PA in 2001 as a pro-active response to the "technological gender gap" in the technology workforce of the county, the country and the world. Over the years, this annual event for Chester County, Pennsylvania middle and high school girls in grades 6-12, their parents, teachers and counselors has explored how technology careers can be fulfilling, fun and rewarding, personally, professionally and financially. The event, sponsored by the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) as a major outreach project, continues to draw local and national interest in support of its mission to target the workforce of the future by promoting technology careers to girls and young women.
On March 24th, over 250 attendees at the Service Center of the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downingtown, PA, experienced a fast-paced four and a half hour program that began with Ms Dunphy´s keynote address, followed by breakout sessions and seminars, with topics ranging from hardware, music and healthcare technology to biometrics, college financing and cyber security. The attendees had the opportunity to meet and interact with businesswomen who have established successful careers in a variety of technology fields, and who serve as outstanding mentors and role models for the girls.
"I was thrilled to participate in this exciting event which was right in our own backyard," remarked Ms Dunphy. "I feel fortunate to be an ?ambassador for biometrics´ and to be able to give back to the community. As a woman and co-founder of our company, I applaud GETT for their work in giving local young women the opportunity to explore technology hands-on and prepare them for a wonderful future in any of the rapidly growing technology fields," she finishes.
"I couldn´t have said it better myself," added Mame Linford, GETT Co-chairperson, Project Manager for the School to Careers Programs at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. "This is such important work given the continued under-representation of women in post-secondary computer science majors and related careers. GETT provides our girls with interesting and appealing career options that we hope will influence their choices in high school and beyond. By example, we are proud to be the 2007 recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Chester County Branch, ?Gateway to Equity" Award which recognizes our combined mission to promote education and equity to all who attend GETT. It doesn´t get much better than that," she smiled, "but there´s still a lot of work to be done."
"We couldn´t have chosen a more appropriate speaker for this year´s event," added Anne S. Morris, Chester County Economic Development Council´s ITAG Program Consultant, and GETT Co-chairperson. Anne Marie´s presentation was informative, inspiring, dynamic and ?real life´. However, it takes a special talent to engage young girls, capture their attention and get them excited about exploring their potential in innovative fields of technology. Bouquets of thanks for her active support of GETT´s mission."
identiMetrics, Inc., an identity management company, is a leader in the development and marketing of biometric finger scanning identification solutions. identiMetrics´ proprietary software, identiFi?, is a biometric finger scanning ID platform that provides a cost-effective and accurate replacement for swipe-card readers, barcode readers, and PIN pads, allowing any organization to rapidly integrate and easily deploy biometrics. identiFi? eliminates the problems and costs created by cards and PINS and quickly integrates with host applications providing irrefutable proof of identification. identiMetrics is primarily focused on the unique needs of consumer markets including education, retail POS, healthcare and hospitality. For more information, visit www.identimetrics.net.