Susan McGalla is an amazing role model for women. Susan’s sense of being different and being a leader as a woman began when she was just a young girl. Growing up, Susan was raised in a home with all men, her father and brothers. Her family of men did not go easy on her just because she was a woman. If anything they made her work harder just because she was a woman. Her family knew that it would be complicated because of all of the stereotypes that women have on them in today’s world. They wanted her to be prepared for all of the things she would experience has a women in today’s society.
During Susan’s early life she worked extremely hard. She played sports, she was a great student, and did chores as well. Susan had always knew that she wanted to be a leader so once she started working, she worked as hard as she could to achieve her goals. For example, she became employed with American Eagle Outfitters. She started off at a lower level but she worked her way up until she became the president of the company.
Susan has defiantly showed that women can do anything that men can do. She has even worked in several leadership positions while being with child. Diversity in the work place is extremely important. Businesses that have gender diversity do better than businesses who do not have gender diversity.
For women who want executive positions, Susan advises them to work hard while they are in lower power positions. It is also important to take initiative and complete tasks that are at a higher level. In addition, locating a sponsor for your career is a great idea as well. Sponsors could be a huge advocate that can give you the boost you need!