Susan McGalla, a Light to Women Leaders

Many institutions have men on the top and significant leadership roles. Rarely do women, get the chance to head companies and organizations. But statistics prove that those organizations that embrace gender and ethnic equality perform better than those that do not. This is because having the miscellany means more ideas and ways of doing things.

Susan McGalla is one of the few women that have worked their way up the leadership ladder. She has and still shows the way to other women, because of her current success. She became the President of American Eagle Outfitters, an organization whose executives were all men. Susan also managed the Vice President position in Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a male-dominated company.

Not all women can say that what Susan McGalla has achieved works for them, however motivating her life is. This is because people are different and have diverse ways of doing things. Nonetheless, some groups have come up, and strive to offer their support to women leaders. These associations provide them with a platform to share their ideas and prioritize in business. Among other solutions towards gender-balanced institutions, is creating sponsorship opportunities.

Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool, Ohio. She grew up in a family of two brothers, and her father worked as a football coach. From her early life, she learned that she had to struggle to achieve whatever she desired. Her father also taught her to be confident when getting her ideas across, irrespective of the audience. This confidence has changed her life completely. She went to Mount Union College to pursue Business and Marketing; and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

She is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, and through this, does professional consulting to clients on talent management, branding, among several other fields. She likes encouraging women to succeed in whatever they do, without looking down upon their gender and without doubting their abilities. Susan is an Advisor to the board of Mount Union College and is married to Stephen McGalla who is a wealth manager. She is also on the board of HFF Inc.