It’s hard to believe that in our open minded and modern society gender diversity is still an issue in business. Diversity in general is usually a good thing when it comes to business. Gender diverse and ethnically diverse companies statistically outperform those that are not. With that being said, there is still a low amount of companies that have female leadership. Businesswomen like Susan McGalla are few and far between.
McGalla hopes to change this fact sooner than later. She has been advocating for more women to hold prominent positions within organizations for years. She is at the forefront for the push for more female leaders.
Although there are many networks and initiatives dedicated to supporting women leaders no real change has been made. Business is still heavily dominated by men. McGala believes the answer to this discrimination does not lie with women leadership initiatives but with women in business supporting each other. she believes that in this day and age the divide between women in business is holding the gender back as a whole. She strongly believes that it is the responsibility of women in power like herself to find executive sponsorship to help create more opportunities for women.
She believes this solution in the long run can greatly affect and even finally break the cycle of gender discrimination within organizations. Sponsors would recommend women highly invested in their careers to lead projects. If this Becomes a new trend in business it has a great chance of producing more women leaders like Susan McGala.
Susan McGala is a well accomplished American Businesswoman and female leader. She has held several leadership positions within a variety of companies. She is the former president of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. McGala is the current Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Susan McGala has been able to dominate in an industry where people of her gender are often looked over. She is able to do so because she fully embraces being both a woman and a leader.