Women's Advisory Committee Spotlight: Amy Buck

By Jenna Calderón, CEC Reporter

Amy Buck graduated from Miami in 1989 with a degree in systems analysis, and is one of the newest members to join the CEC Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC).Amy Buck's headshot

While at Miami, Buck was involved in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student organization, and learned the skills that she has utilized throughout her career to be successful.

Although Buck’s education was focused on knowledge of technical skills, she says one of the most important components of her education was also learning soft skills, like communication and interpersonal skills.

“You need to know your stuff, but you also need to be able to work with a broad spectrum of people,” she said.

Currently, Buck manages global IT auditing for Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), where she has held a variety of positions since graduating from Miami. These include application management, database management, interactive marketing services, management of the North American facilities and more.

Additionally, she has been active in P&G’s women’s development in the IT area.

“I think that a lot of women get scared off because of the ... male-dominated work environment,” Buck said. “... having some female role models or people that have lived through it that can ... share their experiences and help them, will help us continue to grow the number of women in the profession.”

For women entering the workforce or getting their education to prepare for it, Buck says this:

“Follow your passion and what you enjoy ... Stick with what you want and what your priorities are and what's important to you. Don’t let someone else dictate to you what you should be doing.”