Susan McGalla Has Played Her Part in Breaking the Glass Ceiling
It is important for people of all walks of life to have role models that they can aspire to. For all the advances that women have made in various professions, the upper echelons of corporate America are still largely a male domain. Numerous women, however, have broken ground in this arena over the past couple decades. A few of the more famous ones that come to mind are Mary Kay Ash, who founded Mary Kay Cosmetics, Meg Whitman, the former CEO of ebay and Marissa Mayer as president and CEO of Yahoo! search company.
There are, however, less well-known women who are breaking ground and challenging stereotypes in the corporate world at various levels of leadership. One of them is Susan McGalla. She has served as president of American Eagle Outfitters and was also chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc. at one point. In addition to these past positions, she sits on the board of HFF Inc., which deals in commercial real estate services. One of her latest forays into the business world has been to utilize her impressive resume and share her experience with others by founding P3 Executive Consulting in 2012.
In addition to her business accomplishments, Susan McGalla is a former trustee of the University of Pittsburgh, and she sits on the board of Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute and Foundation. She is also known for her work with the Pittsburgh Steelers as their vice president of business strategy and creative development. Check her on linkedin.com.
Born in 1964, in East Liverpool, Ohio, Susan McGalla probably could not have imagined the heights she would have reached in the business world. She attended Mount Union College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business and marketing, and she is currently a member of the College’s Board of Advisors. The positions she has held are indicative of someone who is accomplished in her field and who wishes to give back to her community. In her career as a businesswoman and executive consultant, she has joined other successful women in helping to blaze a trail of success for younger generations of women who now no longer need to worry about the glass ceiling for their gender in what used to be almost exclusively a man’s world. More on Susan, click on facebook.com.