Wichita, Kan – (March 27, 2020) – Amy Mounts, Vice President of Sales and ERP Practice Director, has been recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as part of their Women Who Lead publication. Amy was featured as a leader in the Technology category.
The WBJ’s Women Who Lead series is an ongoing publication, recognizing the top women professionals in specific occupations and industries. Pending future developments with the outbreak of coronavirus, Amy will be formally recognized during a reception hosted by the WBJ.
“We Can Pave the Way for More Women to Be Comfortable in the Technology Space”
Amy began her career with a background in journalism, attending the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas.
After graduating with a degree in agency advertising and working in marketing roles, Amy transitioned to a position in sales and marketing at ISG Technology in Salina, Kan. After a few more years and a few more role changes, Amy briefly accepted a position with Kenton Brothers Security before accepting the role as Vice President of Sales at High Touch in 2016.
Since then, Amy has also taken on duties as Director of High Touch’s ERP software practice.
What Makes a Leader?
“I don’t know if there’s a tangible point in anyone’s career when a switch flips, and they feel like a leader,” states Amy. “For me, it’s more of the actions and outcomes of my positions that have made me feel the responsibility of being a leader. When I’m faced with tasks I have to make hard calls on, when I’m able to handle tough situations well, when I get to coach employees to the next level, those are the actions that make me feel like I’m in a position of leadership.
Amy describes her leadership style as, “leading by example, but not exactly.” She believes in supporting her team’s efforts every day and helping employees discover their own passions and strengths, then giving them the tools and mentorship they need to be successful.
Throughout her career, Amy has had many mentors that have helped shaped the way she leads. While some have helped her shape views on life and business, others have taught her how to engage with employees and how to be engaging with others. Others have shown her the ropes of what it’s like to run a business.
In terms of famous female leaders, Amy looks to Condoleezza Rice and Michelle Obama. Rice, for her ability to manage a high-pressure job with poise and confidence. Obama, because, “Her ability to empower young women is impressive. She’s down-to-earth and dedicated to helping young women through a commitment to emotional and physical health. I also admire her idea of always growing and ‘becoming’ as an individual—even in adulthood.”
Encouraging Women in Technology
Amy, herself, didn’t plan on a career in technology. As a female leader in the industry, she feels that it’s part of her job to encourage other women to pursue and continue their careers in technology.
“I have a lot of talented women who report up to me at High Touch,” states Amy. “As a leader, it’s my duty to encourage their growth within the technology industry—whether that’s in sales or on the technology side. Many women don’t look at careers in technology, but it doesn’t have to be that way.”
In the past, Amy has also participated in Mentoring Monday. Through this nationwide program, Amy had the opportunity to engage with and give advice to other women interested in growing their careers in tech.
Thank you for everything you do to help us bring the human touch to technology. What’s Amy’s favorite part about her job? She wears several hats and manages several teams, with different employees, in different geographic locations. No day is ever the same.
To learn more about Amy, visit her executive profile.Read the WBJ Article