Susan McGalla Excels in Corporate LeadershipDecember 8, 2017 - Author: steph
Companies with gender diversity tend to perform better than the ones that do not. The difference brings about new ideas in the company which leads to an improvement in the company’s performance. Many women work so hard to get to top positions in organizations.
The women leadership initiative may not answer all the questions as to why not many women are in leadership. Only a quarter of senior positions in organizations are filled with women meaning that men hold the most significant percentage. Women initiatives and networks are the ready tools that women can use to build connections with each other and also to learn about new trends in business.
Susan McGalla is a woman who passed all the barriers to be a vice president in an organization that was male-dominated. Susan grew up with men, and she had to work to get whatever she wanted. She started working when the executive was made up of men but worked hard to be among the senior persons at Pittsburgh Steelers. She is remembered for her slogan ‘wear what we wear’ a slogan that she used to used to encourage customers to buy Steelers gear.
A Possible Solution to Gender Discrimination
Executive sponsorship can help reduce the gap that is between the genders in corporations. Women who are qualified for senior positions should be connected to sponsors who will recommend and fight for them to get senior positions when there is a vacancy. Every company and business should have at least one woman that they are either mentoring or sponsoring to get a top position.
About Susan McGalla
Susan graduated from Mount Union College in 1986 with a BA in Business, and Marketing. She has held several senior positions in several organizations. Susan worked for American Eagle Outfitters as the President and Chief Merchandising Officer for 15 years. She later worked independently as a retail industry consultant for two years before going to The Wet Seal, Inc. as the CEO for another two years.
Susan McGalla is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. P3 offers consultancy and advisory services to clients in the retail industry. Other services that they provide include marketing, product merchandising, branding, and talent management among others.
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