Susan McGalla, Helping Women Become Leaders

Susan McGalla is a business woman who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Susan McGalla is very well known because she has gained success by doing what most women are not able to do and that is gain executive positions in large male dominate companies.

Susan has had several leadership positions throughout the years in large companies. Some of these companies include American Eagle Outfitters and an executive position with the Pittsburgh Steelers as well. For Susan earning these positions were not a piece of cake; however, she just decided to work as hard as she could so that she could reach her goals.

Gender and ethnicity diversity is very important. Many students have shown that businesses that have gender diversity are almost 20% more likely to do better than businesses that does not have gender diversity. Studies have also shown that businesses with ethnicity diversity are almost 40% more likely to do better than businesses that are only ran with one race. Even though these statics have been published it is still hard to create businesses that are diverse because of some people’s mindsets. It is especially difficult for women to hold executive positions since males are less likely to place women into these positions.

Susan McGalla believes that it is important to create diversity in the work place. There are many women who cannot figure out how to enter executive positions. Susan advises those women to find a professional sponsor. Having a sponsor will give you as a women better opportunities to have better positions. Your sponsor will be able to communicate with the employee to inform them what your are capable of doing. Sponsers will help employers give you assignments to prove your self as beings a strong leader. If you are a women who is serious about your career, locate a sponsor!

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