Kaliya Young known as "Identity Woman" is the Ecosystems Director at the Covid Credentials Initiative. She co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop in 2005. She is the author of The Domains of Identity: A Framework for Understanding Identity Systems in Contemporary Society and A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity. In 2012 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic forum and in 2017 she received a Master of Science in Identity Management and Security from UT Austin. In January 2020 she was featured in Wired UK.