Susan McGalla is one of the most inspiring people in the business world. As a young student in college I marvel at the life that she has had in the corporate world. There is often a stigma attached to the concept of the working mother, but Susan has shown a lot of naysayers that there is room for a woman at the top even if she desires to raise a family at the same time.
I live in Pittsburgh, and I started following her when she founded P3 Executive Consulting. I was impressed that a working mom had the insight to get into branding and marketing on her own. I am a marketing major, and I thought that her life was an inspiration. With P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. McGalla also provided advice to Wall Street as a consultant. I thought that this was interesting. Currently, she is working for The Pittsburgh Steelers. She is over strategic planning and I feel that she is doing a great job.
In her lifetime Susan McGalla had endeavors on some interesting projects. She worked as the CEO for Wet Seal. I am a frequent shopper there, and I believe that she certainly did a great job with branding in this area as well. In a previous job as the president of American Eagle she had a big role in moving this company forward. I believe that she has been an asset to the retail world, and she has inspired those that want to pursue a career in marketing. I am definitely interested in building the type of resume that she has built for herself with her skills in portfolio expansions and increasing revenues.
There are tons of men in the industry that have excelled in different fields, but I really appreciated seeing a woman that has made it to the top. That is one of the main reasons that I choice to get into marketing. I am inspired to believe that I can rise and overcome the same challenges that Susan McGalla has met. She has done a lot of strategic planning in her management years in business on ireport.cnn.com, and this has made her one of the most successful leaders in the corporate world.
I think that she has become someone that has shows that there are no boundaries if one is really determined to meet their goals. She has told women to ignore the glass ceiling that has been set in place and continue to improve skills. She says that there are a lot of opportunities out there, but women have to be willing to get a higher education. She has stated that this is the best way to succeed in a male-dominated workplace.
Learn more about Susan McGalla: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/top50/2006/03/21/Susan-P-McGalla/stories/200603210294