Over the years, women like Susan Mcgalla have stood up and made headlines in business and the society, evolving in business responsibilities as business owners and high-ranking executives in corporations. Research has it that, over the last few years, a third of the total MBA students were female, and Harvard and Wharton are so close to attaining gender parity. Even though women have a long way to go yet, the government, however, has tried all it can to bridge the gap on gender inequality. On the other hand, successful women don’t consider gender difference as a setback to becoming prosperous. They do not whimper about their gender or use it as a climbing ladder to get favors or an opportunity. Business women firmly believe that they were endowed with greatness, and it is up to them to unlock the chest that contains that power.
Such women have a powerful positive attitude, and there is no strength that can mime what is freed when a positive and influential woman stands amongst the crowd. They surround themselves with people who encourage, motivate and believe in them. Successful business women are assertive and aggressive (not in a negative perspective). In most cases, women are perceived to be emotional but that doesn’t work when it comes to business. Successful women are rational rather than emotional and state their case in the same manner.
The former president of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and former Chief Executive Officer of Wet Seal Inc., Susan McGalla has clearly defined what a successful business woman is throughout her career. Her strong appeal for success despite her gender dates back when she was still a little girl. Susan McGalla was born and grew up with her two older brothers in East Liverpool, Ohio. His father, a local football coach, didn’t spare the rod for her just because she was a girl. At a tender age, her parents encouraged her to be hard working and to present her helpful ideas in a confident manner despite the audience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Mount Union University where she is a member of the college’s Board of Advisors.
She has excelled in her career, and her ascension in the companies she has served is to change the culture in a way that both women and men become successful. Her achievements have enabled her to be completely comfortable with both men and women that helped her become successful in the long run.
There is a massive trove of information that directs women to be successful but over the years it has become very generic. Mrs. McGalla has a different opinion on how women can get ahead of business, and she has had a golden opportunity to share this with a diverse audience. Among these include, the Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series for CEOs and the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburgh. She urges that the punch line for women is to advocate being acknowledged as professionals and not just women.
Mrs. McGalla currently manages her consulting firm, P3 Executive Consulting, LLC that offers professional consultation on talent management, marketing, branding, operational efficiencies among others.