Today, many women are holding various leadership positions in renowned corporations around the globe. According to data released by the United States Department of Labor, women constitute 46.9 percent of the labor force. However, only 14.6 percent of them hold executive positions. This is a clear indication that women need to be empowered to enable them to take up different leadership roles. Over the years, Susan McGalla, a renowned consultant, has been sharing insights on how women can thrive as professionals in their respective careers. Susan McGalla is an alumnus of Mount Union College. Previously, served as the president of American Eagle Outfitters. Presently, she sits on the boards of the Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute and Foundation, and HFF Inc.
In the current skill-dependent economy, people need to have sound educational backgrounds and extensive experience to be able to secure better job opportunities. In the recent years, there has been an increase in the number of women enrolling in institutions of higher education. To be productive, women need to feel confident among their counterparts at their workplaces. Susan McGalla posits that women should seek to create a network of mentors to help them climb through the corporate ladder. In addition, the executive asserted that women should ignore the limits that the society places on them. Gender-designated roles subject women to prejudice. Susan urges women to ignore the “glass ceiling.” To the highest levels of their careers, women should zero in on work ethics.
Susan McGalla is an expert in branding, talent management, marketing and operational efficiency. Through her company, P3 Executive Consulting, she offers consultation services to different corporations and individuals. Over the years, the shrewd entrepreneur has shared detailed information on how women can achieve success in business. Susan has delivered inspiring speeches at Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Mellon University Conferences for CEOs. She believes that women are better placed to start and run their own businesses.