Susan McGalla – Encouraging Women to Lead from the Front in Corporate World

Susan McGalla is one of the leading names in the corporate sector of the United States and has played a very significant role in the success of the organizations she has worked in. Susan McGalla has held top positions at some of the biggest companies in the country in the clothing business, namely American Eagle Outfitters Inc, where she served as President, and Wet Seal Inc, where she served as Chief Executive Officer. Susan McGalla is also the director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and in the past has also been the trustee of the University of Pittsburgh.

Susan McGalla has done her graduation in business and marketing from the reputed Mount Union College. At Mount Union College, Susan McGalla also serves as one of the members of the Advisory Board. Presently, she runs her consultancy firm by the name of P3 Executive Consulting and is also the VP of Business Strategy at Pittsburg Steelers. In a recent interview, she was asked as to how the women today can progress and what tips she would like to give to contemporary women. In her response, Susan McGalla said that it is important for the women to complete their education and receive higher education at a top college.

She said it is important for women to follow their passion and pursue education in the field they are passionate about as that would ensure they are able to stay creative and motivated. Susan McGalla said that for higher education, tons of money is required and it is something that the women must be ready with. It is for this reason Susan asked women to manage their finance well and start saving early in their career. She says there would be many compromises that need to be made to ensure the future is bright.

Susan McGalla also asked the working women to focus on their performance and contribute to the success achieved by the organization they are working for. It is what would help them climb the ladder of success quickly. She also encourages women to be friendly yet professional at the workplace and build a support system that keeps their morale high.