Susan McGalla is an executive consultant and is the former president of American Eagle Outfitters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also the former CEO of Wet Seal Inc. in Foothill Ranch, California. She is a board member of HFF Inc., a capital market firm and the Magee-Women’s Hospital Research Institute and Foundation. She was also a trustee of the University of Pittsburg and director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. She attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio and received her bachelor’s degree in business and marketing.
Currently, Susan is the vice president of business strategy and creative development for the Pittsburgh Steelers a professional football team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She worked hard for her success and contributes her achievements to the lessons that she learned in childhood. When she worked for American Eagle she worked her way up to becoming the president; however, she believes that women are not able to move up the ranks at the same rate as men. There are still many more men in executive positions as women due to gender discrimination within companies.
Since gender inequality still exists in the workplace, Susan shares her views on the matter with other women. When she addresses her audience, she discusses the disparity between men and women in corporate America. She has spoken at the Women and Girls’ Foundation of Pittsburg and the Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series for CEOs. She wants women to have the same opportunities as men in the workplace and is dedicated to making a change.
Even though some women, have succeeded and climbed the corporate ladder there is still a wide gender gap. This issue does not get any attention from the government, and they have not implemented any strategies to help women advance in their careers. Due to the lack of support, women are creating their own companies and taking charge of their lives.
Susan is an inspiration to all women and is helping them achieve their goals. By sharing her knowledge and expertise in business she will contribute to the success of many women across the world.
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