Technology Woman of the Year Nominee

Melanie Shapiro, PhD

CEO, Token

Melanie Shapiro is the CEO and co-founder of Token, the first universal identity network that unifies the way you access the world and eliminates the everyday hassle of keys, cards, passwords, and IDs. With a PhD in Consumer Behavior, she has spent her career building intuitive experiences that make complicated technologies like cryptography and blockchains widely accessible. With her work in the identity space, Melanie has become an advocate for personal freedom, speaking at TED2018, the United Nations, and other global forums on the important connection between personal freedom and identity ownership. Prior to Token, Melanie co-founded Digsby, a messaging platform for managing online social identities, which was acquired in 2011.