It’s hard to find women in high ranking positions at companies. Why is this? Due to it being male dominated, there has been little growth when it comes to women in charge. It is shown that if women were to hold higher positions the diversity would help companies outperform others due to fresh new ideas and perspectives.
Susan McGalla is beating the odds and is a very successful businesswoman. She has inspired countless women to pursue their dreams of becoming leaders and succeeding at it. Her father was a football coach and she grew up with two brothers. They did not treat her differently because she was a girl and that has served her well. She can work comfortably with both women and men, and that has made her immensely successful.
There are lot of programs and networks out there for women, but they are not addressing the root of the problem which is that women need to support each other. Especially women in high ranking positions need to sponsor and mentor others who are just getting started. There needs to be intensives for those trying to climb the latter and men also can benefit from supporting these women. As they say, businesses will outperform others with powerful women leaders on their side.
An American businesswoman and executive consultant, Susan McGalla is a inspiration and a leader. She was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio and received a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing at Mount Union College. She has worked in high ranked positions at big companies including Wet Seal Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters.
She is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting and is the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Susan sits on the boards of Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute and Foundation and HFF Inc. She is married to wealth manager Stephen McGalla.
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