There are a lot of career-oriented women seeking a way to advance their careers. Most of the information available has given little hope to women who want to break that glass ceiling.
Susan McGalla of P3 Executive Consulting is a woman who never let any obstacle to get in her way of success. McGalla is very outspoken on her point of view. He company offers expert consultation on talent, management, marketing, branding and more.
According to McGalla, “Women want to be talked to as professionals, not women.”
There was a time when McGalla first became CEO of American Eagle Outfitters that very few women executives were seen in the boardroom. Over the years, she has become a bit more encouraged.
McGalla grew in a household where she was groomed for success. Her football coach father and two brothers let her know that her gender would not give her any special privileges.
“I was a girl growing up around boys, so I quickly developed a tough exterior.”
McGalla says she learned how to work around men and women with the same level of comfort. “I was always a hard worker and a go-getter. And I quickly realized that I had to be twice as good to even get noticed.”
Her hard work paid off. After graduating with a marketing degree from Mount Union College, she landed a job with Joseph Horne company. She moved on to American Eagle Outfitters. After several managerial and marketing positions, she was promoted to CEO.
McGalla says even though there were very few women in the board room, she refused to be intimidated. She excelled through dedication and hard work.
Today, Mcgalla runs her own company and she also works for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization as a marketing consultant.
McGalla says she just hopes more women take the same approach and find the lasting success she has.