Susan McGalla is a woman who wanted to set the bar high for those who wanted to follow in her footsteps. She was born in East Liverpool Ohio and knew from a young age that she had to work hard to get where she wanted to be. It was not the easiest of roads for Susan to take but she has always accomplished what she sets out to do. She has become the first female president of American Eagle Outfitters and now runs her own consulting firm. The smell of success for Susan McGalla is really sweet. Her is some advice she offers to those looking to succeed in life and in business.
Susan McGalla says that the road to success was not an easy one to conquer. She grew up in a family with two older brothers and a tough dad who never let her off easily. She was encouraged to speak for herself and stand out from the crowd. She became a determined woman who wanted to make it a world that was dominated by men. She got her chance at American Eagle Outfitters. She learned how to work her way up in the business and eventually became president of the company. She also says that women should be looked at as professionals in business and not just as women. She hopes that one day women will be able to take over the business landscape.
One reason that women are not as influential when it comes to the business world is that there are not that many women in high-level positions at prominent companies to lean on. One solution to this glass ceiling may lie in women being sponsored for new opportunities in business. Women who have invested a career in the business of their choice can learn from the top and work their way up the corporate ladder.
This is how Susan McGalla was able to break down the barrier of becoming an executive in the business world. If they are given a chance more women can succeed and lay the groundwork for future generations of women.