Breaking Down the Walls: Businesswoman Susan McGalla

Breaking Down the Walls: Businesswoman Susan McGalla

Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool, Ohio. She grew up with two older brothers and was determined to make her own way into the world of business. She has proven herself right in every respect and giving women the inspiration to do the same thing she is doing. That is being a success in her chosen profession.

Susan McGalla worked her way up in business. She worked for American Eagle Outfitters and before she left she became President of the company. She is determined to open doors for women in professions which are typically held by men.

Susan McGalla is a determined woman who didn’t receive many breaks in life. She had to work hard for everything she had and make it to the top on her own terms. When she began work at American Eagle Outfitters all of the executives that worked there were men. She was determined to stem the tide and prove that women can be just as capable as men in that particular profession. She broke the glass ceiling and made it to the top.

One thing that Susan stresses to other women in the workforce is the value of sponsorship for the top jobs in the industry. This option can help motivate women to try to strive to reach the pinnacle of success at any company. This option becomes especially helpful when women are working on big projects for big companies. While it may not be easy for women to break down the barriers of big business Susan McGalla has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that reaching the top of the heap can be done.

Rising to the top in a profession typically held by men, Susan McGalla and the women who will follow her are stemming the tide and that is a good thing.

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