Susan McGalla; An All-time Inspiration

Susan McGalla is a remarkable woman of valor raising the bar in the entrepreneurial industry. Most people best know her as the former director of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. Susan’s experience in the business sector has refined her into the iron woman she has grown into. Between 1986 and 1994, Susan was building her career at Joseph Horne Company, where she served in various administrative and marketing positions. Susan’s career growth has in itself inspired so many people, particularly women. Personally, I can attest that Susan has an extraordinary personality that helps her thrive in different working atmospheres. Throughout her career, she has been serving influential positions in fields perceived as male-dominated. She is, to me, more than just motivation, she is a brainwave.

Personal Information Regarding Susan McGalla

A 41-year old Susan was born in Ohio, East Liverpool and raised with her two brothers. Their dad was a football coach who believed that women should perform as superlatively as men do. Her elder brothers and parents had so much confidence in her as she grew, something that Susan attributes her courage to. In fact, in her family setting, McGalla’s ideas were welcomed cheerfully, and it stuck in her mind that she should always convey her ideas regardless of her audience. Gender was not considered as helpful or even as a hindrance. How I love such a mentality. In this time and age, we should rise to the occasion and charge everyone, men and women alike, to express and defend their views fearlessly.

Susan McGalla’s Position in Women Empowerment

McGalla believes in impacting women to become the best versions of themselves. As such, she offers her resources and energy to organize forums where she meets them. She points higher education as the key to accessing greater opportunities. According to Susan, we are in a skill-dominated economy and for the women to thrive; they must work towards growing their skills. Susan encourages women not to get nervy about the increasing cost of education. They should instead push zealously and seek scholarships. The other factor that Susan points out relates to building a network to build confidence. Unfortunately, most women tend to lose confidence in pursuing higher goals when working in a particular firm.

McGalla Insists on Performance

As much as women are encouraged to pursue high offices, we need to understand that skill is what matters the most. As long as you can deliver, Susan says “ignore the glass ceiling.” Do not allow yourself to become the subject of bigotry; deliver and let your work speak volumes on your behalf.

 

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