Susan McGalla has achieved success in the business world. She rose to the position of President of American Eagle Outfitters overseeing the total operation of the brand. Now she is using herself as a model for American women to follow as they pursue careers in the business and financial world. It is her contention that women have innate skills that translate well into the arena of the business world. Women have the capacity to educate and elevate family members and other executives they come into contact with in business. She fully represents the new woman in the business world. There is a list of successful women as CEOs and Presidents; Carly Fiorino, a former head at Hewlett-Packard even ran for President as a Republican in 2016. If she had won her party’s endorsement, she would have run against Hillary Rodham Clinton and the nation would have been assured of a female President of the United States in 2017.
Susan McGalla began her rise in the business world by working in marketing and managerial positions at the Joseph Horne Company. In 1986 she started her career at American Eagle Outfitters as a divisional merchandise buyer for womenswear.
McGalla left American Eagle Outfitters early in 2009. She became a consultant for the financial investment and retail industries. She sat on the board at HFF Inc. and then succeeded Ed Thomas as CEO of Wet Seal Inc. She has recently founded P3 Executive Counseling and is the Director of Strategic Planning and growth of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Susan McGalla has come a long way from her roots in Ohio to climb the ladder of executive success. She serves as a model to young women in the Midwest and elsewhere showing that success in a man’s former domain can be achieved by women. One has only to look outside the United States of America to see women holding important positions in politics, medicine, and law. Women are better suited to understand law and medicine than men and to be the head of a country and be in charge of practically everything is a role woman have been playing for millenia. During the Stone Age, the men were the hunters and warriors, and the women took care of the family, the home, and the community, even then they were in charge. It’s only natural.
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