Susan McGalla’s Determination to Succeed

Office settings have changed a lot over the years. One significant change that seemed to be unexpected is females on the executive board. Many people have the idea that men will always outwork women because of the belief that women should not have to do as much work as a man. Susan McGalla proved that although she is a woman she is always ready to work no matter what gender her peers are. Susan McGalla is from Liverpool, Ohio where she was raised by her dad who was a coach and her two brothers. Her father taught her at a young at that even though she was a girl she still had to work just as hard as anyone else.

In 1996 Susan McGalla began working at American Eagle Outfitters. When she started working there, males were the dominant gender in the company. After all the company was for men. The males at the company were not sold on the ideas that McGalla had because they felt that a woman did not have as much knowledge of a male as a male does. McGalla proved them wrong over the years by being on time to meetings and have great idea for the brand. After some time at the company. Susan McGalla became the Chief Merchandising Officer and the President of American Outfitters.

Susan McGalla becoming the President of a brand that was created for males sent positive signals to women everywhere. Susan McGalla has been a consultant for many companies including her own P3 Executive Consulting. After departing from American Eagle Outfitters McGalla was able to display her love for football and business as the Vice President of Business Strategy for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Susan McGalla has proven to women everywhere that they can do anything they put their minds to.

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