In the corporate world, top business executive positions were mostly held by men. But with the changing of the times, we’re now seeing women replace men in these executive positions. If you look at the executive board of many big name companies, you’ll find that a majority of the women fill the spots. One woman who helped paved the way for women to become executives is Susan McGalla.
McGalla’s venture into the business world began in Ohio, where she attended Mount Union College. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing, Susan embarked on her career into the business world. Her first job was working at Joseph Horne Company. During her eight years at the company, she worked in numerous managerial positions before being promoted to marketing.
Following her departure from Joseph Horne, Susan went to work for American Eagle Outfitters, where she found most of her success. When she first started at American Eagle, she worked as a merchandise buyer, but with hard work and perseverance eventually was promoted to the company’s President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Thanks to McGalla’s smart business tactics, the company saw an increase in revenue as they reached the billion dollar mark.
After fifteen years with the company, Susan decided to leave to pursue work with other companies. She worked briefly for the companies HFF Inc and Wet Seal Inc. She’s now currently working as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the NFL team the Pittsburgh Steelers. Aside from her work with the football team, McGalla has also started her own financial firm called P3 Executive Consulting.
When she’s not working at the office, McGalla devotes her time her family and donating to numerous charities. She and her husband Steve are heavily involved in charities with the local Pittsburgh hospitals.