How Susan McGalla Paved The Way

Companies that have a very racially diverse staff of employees have been known to be a lot more open-minded and advanced than their competitors. Companies that only have diversity in gender don’t perform as well as corporations with racial diversity.

For centuries women have struggled to be placed in high-level positions. Most companies bypass women to select men for their high-level positions. There have been some women that have been able to get into those senior positions thus making history for all women. Getting into the positions were not easy, but those women put in the necessary work to occupy positions that had previously only been held by men. Susan McGalla is one of the women who has paved the way for other women to thrive.

Susan McGalla began her path to success at American Eagle Outfitters. American Eagle Outfitters like most other companies was dominated by men. McGalla became the president of the company that formerly only had men as executives. Susan McGalla is now the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Susan was born on May 31, 1964, in East Liverpool, Ohio. McGalla has two brothers. Her father was a football coach locally. McGalla’s upbringing forced her to work for what she wanted because she was the only girl. No one cut her any slack for being a girl. She received her bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Mount Union College. She serves at her alma mater on the Board of Advisors.

Susan McGalla has paved the way for many women to get high-level positions in companies. Gender discrimination still exists in many businesses, but with hard work and dedication many other women will soon break the barrier and excel in business. There are more opportunities for women to excel.

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