Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development of The Pittsburgh Steelers is a business woman who knows how to work with both women and men. Susan McGalla was raised with two brother and a football coach father that gave her no breaks and treated her equally with her sibling, regardless of her gender. This made her work hard and appreciate her successes in life. She went for her dreams and accomplished them.
With a good head on her shoulders, Susan went to Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio where she got a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Business. This lead to many more opportunities and McGalla was ready for it. She previously worked at fashion brand The Wet Seal as Chief Executive Officer. Susan also worked for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. as President and Chief Merchandising Officer. She worked for the company for 15 years.
As an inspiring business woman who has walked the walk Susan McGalla is paving the way for gender equality in the workplace and getting women into leadership positions. The reality is that there needs to be so much more change to make this a new norm. There are lots of support groups trying to make change by letting women have their voices heard and they can also make connection. These groups show the world that women are just as capable to run businesses, be CEO, and Presidents as men. It may be helpful for women and there are no shortage of these group but it’s no enough. It’s like cover the issue with a band-aid. We need to get people in power, especially women to support a real movement. Susan McGalla says getting these power players to sponsor and mentor these budding business women and provide them with jobs and opportunities that show their skills, experience, and knowledge. These executives should also be given some kind of reward for helping. Also, men in these powerful positions need to support this mission to bring equality. Everyone can benefits from this because companies with gender diversity are known to be more successful. Susan McGalla also continues to encourages women to stand up and become the leaders they always wanted to be.