Susan McGalla Is Working Hard To Get Women Off The Sidelines
Statistics show that companies that have women within them outperform companies that are less gender diverse. The reasoning behind this is that these companies are willing to be open to a variety of ideas, which leads to better business. However, even though the statistics back hiring more women, many fortune 500 companies are still not open to the idea.
Susan McGalla is an exception to this. Her hard work has enabled her to work her way up the ladder. She credits a lot of that due to the fact that she has always been surrounded by men. Her dad and her brothers did not make life easier for her just because she was a girl. This allowed McGalla to become very comfortable in a man’s world.
She began her career working for American Eagle Outfitters. When she started, only men held the executive positions, however, she was president before leaving the company. Next, she founded her own consulting company, and now she is the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
McGalla has done well to help pave the way for other women, but what happens to the women who can some seem to get a break? There is not a shortage of women initiatives and networks. Women have been working on the behalf of women for a long time. However, this is still not putting enough women in executive positions. So how can change be made?
One answer to the problem lies with executives themselves. Executives need to be willing to work with women who are dedicated to their careers. This sponsorship of women will help them to get positions within companies that they greatly deserve.