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Aisling Connolly

Research Engineer, Advanced Research, Ingenico Labs

Aisling is Research Engineer, Advanced Research / Ingenico Labs

What do you like most about your job?

I work on privacy and cryptography, and within the payment industry there is an urgency that needs to be met with research in these areas. My work can have an important and global impact, which is equally thrilling and terrifying :)

As a woman in the payments industry, what makes you feel empowered?

Somewhat surprisingly, other women working in the industry are the ones that empower me the most. We are still a minority, so there is a strong sense of comradery when we meet. I receive a lot of encouragement from women throughout the whole industry.

A word to encourage more women into the payment industry?

The nature of the payments industry is becoming more innovative and dynamic. In order to keep up, we need our teams to be equally diverse. There’s a lot of work to be done, and we need *all* hands on deck – there’s a role for everyone. 

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