The success of any business is determined by the type of leadership it has. Research has it that gender-diverse businesses have a 15% probability of succeeding whereas those with ethnically diverse leadership have 35% chance. Diversity is a critical aspect of the business as it means that these companies are open to accommodating new ideas hence improving their growth.
While these statistics for diversity in business is high, many companies we have today have not opened their doors to women leaders. This situation is making great female leaders struggle to find their place in such organizations. One woman, however, who is committed to ensuring that women are accorded the same respect as men when it comes to leadership positions is Susan McGalla.
Undeniably, Susan McGalla is one of the greatest women leaders who have earned their spot at the big businesses executive table. Susan accredits her success and leadership positions to her childhood. Raised by a coaching father and two elder brothers, nothing came on a silver platter for Susan; she had to earn it for herself. It is these lessons that Susan carried with her in life and even while she worked at American Eagle Outfitters where she went on to become the President before leaving the company.
Despite the numerous encouragements and initiatives set by Susan McGalla and other women leaders to create more leadership opportunities for women, these statistics do not change. This, therefore, calls for a re-examination of the problem to identify the cause if the current women –leadership crisis is to be resolved anytime soon.
About Susan McGalla
Susan McGalla is a famed American business executive from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Susan has been associated with a number of companies including American Eagle Outfitters Inc. where she was their President and Wet Seal Inc. where she was the CEO.
McGalla is a native of Liverpool, Ohio, where she was born and grew up with her two brothers. She has a degree in BA, business, and marketing from the Mount Union College, 1982 – 1986.