Leading the way for women in high ranking positions is Susan McGalla who is in full support of this necessary change. She is a pure example of how you can excel no matter your gender. With that being said there are also studies that show when you have gender and ethnic diversity companies do outperform ones that don’t. Bringing an array of ideas and backgrounds diversifies a company which ups their odds of succeeding. Here are her thoughts on why initiatives and support groups are going to solve this problem. They do not solve the very underlying problem McGalla says. It does not mean they offer benefits that can help, but it doesn’t address and create change the way we need it to.
The solution is simple and clear. Get women executives to sponsor women who need direction and opportunity. Give these boss women incentives for helping others, so they are committed and dedicated to create change. On the flip side men must support these women to help the process move forward in the 21st century. Very few women at S&P 500 companies hold C-level positions and that needs to change. When these capable and hard working women get mentored by leaders, this will positively impact companies that can potentially increase their success by leaps and bounds. Get women in positions where they can utilize their skills and knowledge. The can bring something new to the company that may be a game changer if you give them a chance.
Susan McGalla is the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for The Pittsburgh Steelers. She started in February 2015 and has been going strong ever since. Susan is a model for hard working women all over the world that you can lead a team to success. Mrs. McGalla is now inspiring others to do the same.
The inspiring business woman is the Director for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, sits on the board at Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute and Foundation, and HFF Inc. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Mount Union College in 1986. She now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Stephen McGalla.
Read more about Susan McGalla: http://bitsylink.com/2017/06/14/susan-mcgalla-as-a-high-performing-business-woman-in-the-corporate-world/