Susan McGalla has been paving the way for women in leadership roles for several years. She learned early in life that she had to work for what she wanted and being of a certain gender did not entitle her to any breaks along the way. This lesson has proven to be successful as Ms. McGalla has learned to work with both men and women. McGalla has always worked in industries that are dominated by men, but that has not scared her off. She was very confident in her ability perform her job well and has excelled in just about everything she has undertaken.
McGalla worked her way up through the ranks, starting at entry level positions and soon found herself at the top due to her hard work and discipline. After a stint at American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla founded P3 Executive Consulting and is currently the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburg Steelers.
Women Network initiatives have worked to benefit women as they have provided a platform for women to prove they are equally as capable of leadership roles as men. The drawback to such groups is that are not able to change with the times. Even though women have made great strides in taking on leadership roles, the number of women in such positions is still considerably less than men on a worldwide basis. The real solution is still escaping the business world.
A possible solution is to find decision making sponsors for women. Such sponsors would work with women and help create opportunities for them by recommending them to take the lead on a project and other assignments of importance. The sponsors would be advocate, as well as mentors of sorts and help make businesses to be more gender diverse.
Susan McGalla was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Mount Union College. She has found employment opportunities with several companies in the marketing and management sector. She has also been a merchandise buyer and chief merchandising officer, as well as being the overseer of a company expansion as they launched additional brands.
McGalla has succeeded with just about everything she has undertaken. She credits much of her success to her upbringing where she was not given special consideration because she was female. She has done a lot for women in the workplace and has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that women can do whatever they want, as long as they work hard.