The action that was held in August with the purpose of assigning projects by the Federal Government was attended by the Infrastructure Specialist, Felipe Montoro Jens. He reported that over half of the projects in 22 categories would be assigned to the private sector in the second part of 2018. Approximately 57 projects with an estimated value of R $44 billion are included in these 22 categories.
A few of the projects that are scheduled to be assigned by the Program of Partnerships and Investments (PPI) include the development of Congonhas airport and the deal for disposing of the stakes of Infraero’s in airports around Brasilia. The PPI was created by the federal government with the aim of strengthening the bond between government and private sectors while generating jobs to promote the economic development of Brazil.
Felipe Montoro Jens stated that the PPI has a 49% interest in the associations that have prior grants of these airport terminals. He also pointed out that BR-153 that was previously associated with the Galvão Group is now back on the list of concessions given by the government. In addition, a massive project of a highway is set to be auctioned in the last three months of 2018. This highway project is a stretch of land that is approximately 900 kilometers in length. The other port terminals of concessions scheduled for the same period include the Belém, Vitória, and Paranaguá.
The Ministry of Transport has stated that the auction of the mentioned projects along with many others is set to be scheduled in the final three months of the Michel Temer’s government’s current tenure. The government also announced with limited details about the sale and privatization of the Mint which is a state-owned company. Other companies that will be included in the process of disposition and privatization include Casemg, Ceasaminas, and Docks of Espírito Santo. At the same time, it was openly declared that the sale of specific companies such as the Mint would help in the development of the company as the proceeds received by the sales will be used primarily to make passports for residents.
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.