UPDATE: As of August 25, 2016 McGalla has a new position as Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club. See press coverage of McGalla’s work for the Steelers here:
Many women have made it on top of their careers in various fields one can think of. However, a good number of them are still in the dark on the practical measures they can take to be successful. Today, unequal pay, inequality and lack of women in the boardroom have been a talk of the past even though there are still tiny talks about such drawbacks. Various steps have been taken by either the government or non-governmental organizations to curb such challenges. Despite this, some powerful women have proved that they are very efficient leaders, and they are fit to take up any challenge. Women are well-known to have a superb blend of personality that helps them undertake various roles. Such women are taking a stance in the corporate world as well as lead roles in companies or establishing and managing their own ventures.
The business world, for instance, has had very powerful women and others are still on the rise. The business sector was once known to be a no-go zone for women since men had populated it, but today, this has taken a significant turn and business women like Susan McGalla are making themselves known. Such women are also excellent role models and are willing to help other women get to the top of their careers. They exude innate skills that are essential factors in the management positions they hold. They are good at networking, a vital element in the corporate world and are easy to earn trust.
Susan McGalla (susanmcgalla.com) is one of the successful business women who know what it takes to get up the ladder and maintain the position. For McGalla hard work, versatility, passion and confidence are inevitable traits to earning pleasing results in life. She understands that nothing comes on a silver platter, and it is up to the individual to identify their potential and powerful traits to take them from ordinary to extraordinary. She had it in mind that she was endowed with greatness, and it was only her who could unlock the chest that carried the priceless commodity.
Susan McGalla is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC based in Pittsburgh as well as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for The Pittsburgh Steelers. She has extensive expertise in the retail and clothing sectors that have attracted notable personalities in the finance sector who need insight in matters dealing with marketing, talent management, product merchandising, branding and others. McGalla started working at Joseph Horne Company from 1986 to 1994 and later joined American Eagle Outfitters. She stood to her principles on work ethics, and her hard work earned her the Presidency and Chief Merchandising Officer of the whole company. Prior to this, she was promoted to being the president and CMO for the company’s flagship American Eagle brand. She then left the company on her own terms to become a private consultant for the financial investment and retail industries but Wet Seal pleaded to have her as its CEO. She became the company’s CEO in January 2011 and later left to become a consulting expert.