When companies show diversity, then according to statistics they are more likely to outperform other companies by 15 percent, if they are ethnically diverse, add 20 percent. Even with this, big companies do not have many women in powerful positions. Susan McGalla is trying to flip the script by being an example for women. As a leader, she has inspired women to take action and step up. Raised by a football coach, along with two brothers, Susan was not treated differently because she was a girl. This made her work hard for everything she wanted and did not waver because of her gender. She held many important positions in big companies including her currently job with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Addressing the issue of the lack of women leaders is simple. There are enough support groups that talk about it and they are great. To break the cycle of this discriminatory issue it executive sponsorship. Women in power need to sponsor and mentor women who are trying to break into their respective fields. They need to be motivated to reach high levels of success. Their male counterparts need to support this by helping women find these executive roles. What do they have to lose? Statistically if they become more gender diverse then they will outperform other companies by 15 percent. Women are completely capable of running the show, just look at Susan McGalla.
Susan McGalla is an American Businesswoman, entrepreneur, and inspiration for women everywhere. She currently works as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
She is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting LLC located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other positions include of Chief Executive Officer of Wet Seal Inc., American Eagle Outfitters, and Joseph Horne Company. Susan Received her Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Mount Union College.