Women are making their mark on the business front, more than ever. Even with all these positive changes, there is still a long way to go when it comes to equality in the workplace. It is proven that companies that have gender diversity and ethnic diversity outperform companies that do not. With these findings it is surprising that companies do not take note and start hiring women and people from different backgrounds.
Susan McGalla has been an inspiration for many woman because she has climbed the ranks of many big companies and paved the way for other women to do just that. She is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting and is the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There are endless initiatives and networks for women. They are able to support and share their ideas. They even help plan and strategize their business ideas. On top of that, they are able to make connections with other women in the same industry, so why is it not working? Executive women leaders need to sponsor women just starting their businesses or women who want to work at a large firm. They need to guide them and help them reach their potential.
Susan McGalla grew up with two brothers and a football coach father in East Liverpool, Ohio. She was not treated differently because she was a girl and was taught to work hard for what she wanted. This served Susan very well and has made a name for herself as a powerful and successful businessperson.
She is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting LLC. They consult clients on marketing, talent management, operational efficiencies, branding, and much more. She was previously the President at American Eagle Outfitters and the Chief Executive Officer at Wet Seal Inc. Susan McGalla received a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College in business and marketing.