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Rising to the top of business leadership; Susan McGalla

One of the platforms that last year’s campaigns were based on was the fact that women wanted to break the glass ceiling and get the leadership positions that the men have been enjoying for the longest time. Well, that might not have happened as it was envisioned, but women have been winning for a while now. It is now a common thing for women to be CEOs, and leaders like the current president of Harvard and she do not like being referred to as the first woman president of Harvard, because she feels that it makes her job seem like an exception while in reality this should be the norm.

Susan McGalla is another woman who has achieved a lot in leadership. She grew u in a household that was full of boys and she feels that with two brothers and her Dad being a football coach, her path towards becoming a successful woman leader was already pre-determined. She states that unlike other situations where the girls are allowed to have it easier, her Dad really pushed her to succeed and this has paid off beautifully.

The first job that Susan held an administrative post was at the American Eagles Outfitters. She had been picked for a job there so that she could give a female point of view about many of the outfits that were on sale. However, her prowess as a leader came to the surface and before long, she had been appointed to the post of CMO. She worked really well in this position and within no time, she had earned herself an appointment to the post of company president.

He left the world of employment to start her company, the p3 consultants. The company acts as an advisor to the major corporations. She has worked as a Trustee at the Pittsburg University and a board member of many other institutions.

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