Susan McGalla is a successful business woman from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania who has proven that women can do just as well in business as the men. In fact, businesses that include a gender-diverse employment rate have a 15 percent higher likelihood of success. Along a similar line of thought, ethnically diverse companies enjoy a 35 percent likelihood of success. Studies have shown that ideas coming from a multitude of people with different experiences and backgrounds can result in better ideas and a more successful outcome. The percentage of women who hold high positions in business is still very low.
According to McGalla being raised with two brothers and a father who taught football prepared her for pushing hard in achieving her goals. She is comfortable dealing with both men and women, and she has made the most of her strengths when it comes to climbing the ranks in business. McGalla began her career working with American Eagle Outfitters, where all the executives were men. By the time she moved on from the company, she had become the president. McGalla established her own company, P3 Executive Consulting, and currently works with the Pittsburgh Steelers as Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development.
McGalla’s success is unique, because many women do not find the sort of opportunities she has appeared to come across so effortlessly. There are many helpful support groups available for women interested in climbing the ladder the way McGalla has. Strategy and planning are necessary in order to achieve big successes. Many of these groups have shown women they can lead in executive positions just as well as the men, and they offer much needed support. There are many organizations which sponsor women in their quest for leadership roles. They help by recommending them for important projects and opportunities for advancement. Gaining diversity in the business world may come through the male executives who are looking for a way to make their organizations more successful through much needed gender diversity.