The twenty first century woman is competing for equal opportunities with the men in all kinds of fields. The business field is not an exception. However, in as much woman empowerment is on its pinnacle, being a woman in male dominated fields such as business in not a walk in the park.
Since being a woman requires that you are a mother, a wife and a doctor and still a career woman, its strenuous for a woman in business. A good business person has a number of traits that make them succeed in the highly competitive world such as self-belief, ambition, confidence, assertiveness, persistence and humility. He or she should also be open to new ideas. Armed with these and a little more assertiveness, a woman is ready for affair battle in the business ground.
Susan McGalla on cbslocal is one example of a fearless woman who decided she wont stay at home and play housewife, instead, she would battle it out with the men in the business world. With a father who knew the sky is the limit, Susan learnt about fighting for excellence at a young age. Growing up, she had good exposure which made her comfortable with both male and female making her a good team player and businessperson.
Her career started at Joseph Horne Company in 1986. She worked in a number of marketing and managerial positions until 1994. A year later, she joined American Eagle Outfitters as a divisional merchandise buyer for women’s clothing. Susan McGalla’s hard work and ambition saw her rise in ranks until she became the president and chief merchandising officer of the company. As president, Susan was the overall overseer of the launch of American Eagles aerie and seventy seven kids brand. Her success story builds up further when she left the company in 2009 and became a private consultant. She consulted for retail and financial investment industries prior her appointment to the Board of Directors of HFF Inc. She also served as the CEO of wet Seal Inc in 2011 before leaving the company to start P3 Executive consulting in 2012. With her bachelors degree in business marketing from Mount Union College, Susan has been able to make a name for herself in the business world.
Leading her life as a person and not a woman Susan McGalla has made tremendous successes in her life and career. She once turned down an article aimed at successful women because according to her, it was not suitable. Having had a football coach as a father, she is passionate about sports like most men are. That however does not stop her from being a woman and enjoying shopping. If more women were to adopt her open-minded thinking and not limit themselves because of their gender, we would have more women in fields never thought possible.