Susan McGalla’s Inspirational Rise to Success

True inspirations to women come from some of the most successful women who have made a difference in their society. Currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; U.S, Susan McGalla is an executive consultant and businesswoman who has become an inspiration to most women across the world. She is also commonly known for her leadership role as Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development of the Pittsburgh Steelers (an American football team currently based in Pittsburgh). She also was previously the former President of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. Susan McGalla herself was born in East Liverpool, Ohio where she was raised alongside her two brothers. They were raised by their father who was a football coach in their local place.

Susan began her education and until she did a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing at the Mount Union College. Susan currently serves as an advisor to the Board of Advisors in the same college. In the year 1986, Susan began her career at the Joseph Horne Company (a regional department store chain based in Pittsburgh). In the company, she received several managerial positions and later left the company in the year 1994. During that period, she was fortunate to join the American Eagles Outfitters which gave her a significant breakthrough in her career life. She began as a divisional merchandise buyer for women’s clothes in American Eagles.

She explained that when she began in the company, the company was male-dominated and no woman was on board or in any executive positions. This situation gave Susan insight to work even much harder until she became the company’s flagship American Eagle brand President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Later she became the President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the whole business. Susan McGalla had the chance to manage the launch of the company’s aerie and 77kids brand.

Susan left the company, and by the year 2009, she had got another job as a private consultant for different industries such as the retail and financial investment industries. She also got an appointment to the Board of Directors of HFF Inc in the later part of the year 2009. McGalla has also founded the P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. The organization has expert consultants who offer several pieces of advice to their clients. The information is focused on business operations such as operational efficiencies, branding, marketing and at times on talent management. She has given her inspirational views to the Women and Girl’s Foundation at Pittsburgh and the University of Carnegie Mellon Speaker Series for CEOs.

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