Most companies and institutions have failed the need to embrace gender equality. Statistics show that industries and firms that show regard to gender equality and ethnic diversity perform better than those that do not. This is because of how different people are. Having different ideas and different reasoning is essential in making progress. However, things are different in a majority of companies and institutions.
Susan McGalla is among the successful women entrepreneurs. She is also top ranking in the leadership roles of various companies. Because of her success, she works towards helping other women achieve what she has.
She became the President of American Eagle Outfitters before leaving the company. However, she did not join it and instantly became president. The beginning was tough because of the male-dominant executive positions. But since she was not one to be put down by male domination, she worked her way up. She is now the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development.
Finding the opportunities that Susan found may not be easy or even possible to other women. However, there is no cause for worry because certain groups have come up with the intent of letting women have the chance to share their ideas, and also plan their strategies well. These groups give support to women leaders. Executive sponsorships have now come up, as a solution to breaching the male domination in leadership and thus restoring gender balance and equality.
Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool. She was brought up by a father who was a football coach and grew up with her two brothers. She was taught since her youth, to be hardworking and confident in whatever she does, and this alone took her to high positions like the ones that she currently holds. Susan went to Mount Union College and got married to Stephen McGalla.
She is an entrepreneur and consultant, founder of P3 Executive Consulting. She is on the boards of both HFF Inc. and the Magee-Womens Hospital Research and Institute Foundation. Susan McGalla strives to help women get to where she is, by doing what she did and finding her way up ranks in companies and institutions that are led by men. She talks of how to succeed as a woman, and what to do to get there.