According to statistics, businesses that have gender diversity are more likely to perform better than companies that do not. (By 15% to be exact.) Ethnically diverse companies are more likely to do better by 35% as well. This is believed to be true because they are not as set in their traditional ways and diversity brings in more perspectives into the workplace. Still, there is just a small percentage of C-level positions that are held by women in S&P 500 companies.
Susan McGalla has helped to make a way for women leaders and she has had to work hard to get to where she is today. She started out in accompany where all of the executives happened to be men and she worked her way up the corporate ladder of American Eagle outfitters. She also grew up with two brothers and a dad who was coach of a football team.
McGalla founded an executive consulting company and is now Vice President in a division for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Her success is impressive and there are many organizations that are working to help provide opportunities for women in the business world.
Sponsorship organizations can help to get women a step up and to create opportunities for advancement so that other women can be successful just like McGalla. This can be the key women have been waiting for. It would be very helpful if every business could be more open to make some changes. It would be beneficial not only to businesswomen but also for the companies themselves. The future of business is changing and is becoming more and more diverse and is a change for the better.
Susan McGalla worked in many positions before becoming the Vice President of the Creative Development of the Pittsburgh Steelers. She was born and raised in Ohio and she earned her bachelor’s degree, from Mount Union College, in business and marketing.
Susan McGalla’s a businesswoman and executive consultant who’s not afraid to take risks. She is a former trustee of the University of Pittsburgh and formerly worked high in the ranks of American Eagle Outfitters.