Mission Critical is excited to introduce you to the 2024 Top 25 Women in Technology. Meet Amie Fish.

Title: Data Center Commercial Group Manager

Company: Eaton

Age: 36

Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering; master’s degree in engineering; master’s in business administration

Achievements/awards: Completed Eaton’s Leadership Development Program; site lead and member of Eaton’s inclusion resource groups; participant in Eaton’s future leader zone training; mentor in Eaton’s global mentorship program; Six Sigma Green Belt certified

What made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in technology?

My dad spent his career in the electrical industry, and I’m so glad that he encouraged me to consider engineering. As an electrical engineering student at Pitt, I had the chance to co-op with Eaton, and the excitement of getting to apply my technical problem-solving skills into real world customer applications really confirmed for me that I’d made the right career decision.

What inspires you to do what you do?

I genuinely have fun at work because I get to work with great people and new technologies. I love the mix of problem solving and team collaboration that our industry offers, and I couldn’t imagine being in any other career.

What role does sustainability play in your life?

My two daughters motivate me to protect the environment for their futures. At Eaton, I get to translate this motivation into reality by working with Energy Transition solutions like DC chargers and energy storage systems that help our customers reduce their carbon footprints and lessen demand on the electrical grid.

What is the most fascinating thing you have learned while working in this industry?

I think the most fascinating thing about STEM and technology is that it’s constantly evolving. It’s exciting to have new problems to solve every day at work.

What’s something unique about you personally?

While I generally refrain from humor when I respond to questionnaires for women in technology awards, I’m pretty funny in my personal life.

What’s something unique about you professionally?

I’m dedicated to helping others grow and excel in their careers. I have a long list of people I mentor at work, and I get to enjoy learning new things from them too.

What’s your most admirable quality?

People tell me that I’m very optimistic. I think seeing the world through this kind of lens makes challenges much easier to overcome.

Why is diversity, equality, and inclusion important to you?

I’ve had the opportunity to build a very diverse team at Eaton, and I have seen how our diversity of thought and creative new solutions have helped grow our business. I believe that happy teams are the most productive, engaged, and effective, so it’s important to me as a leader to create an environment where people can bring their full selves to work. If we can’t be ourselves and have fun at work, what’s the point?

What aspect of the industry do you think has the most potential for growth, and, on the other hand, which aspect do you think needs the most improvement?

As artificial intelligence keeps accelerating, we’ll see its growth drive the need for new solutions for our customers and even changes in the way we do our daily work. I think sustainability will continue to be the area that needs the most focus and improvement.

When you imagine the future of the technology industry, what does it look like?

The future is bright for women in technology! I look forward to seeing the continued innovation that we’ll bring to the industry in the coming years.

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