The numbers touting the benefits of diversity in business are quite conclusive. Gender diverse companies show a 15% higher success rate than those that are not and the numbers for companies that adequately employ a variety of minorities show a boost in the success rate is 35%. The conclusion drawn from these numbers is that a diverse working environment promotes the development of new and innovative ideas.
It has been seen however that even with these positive numbers women are sorely underrepresented with S&P Fortune 500 companies.
Susan McGalla is a woman that refuses to be restricted by a glass or any other type of ceiling. McGalla grew up with two male siblings and a father that was a head football coach which she feels provided her with the strength to perform at her highest ability level while working in a male-dominated environment.
Susan McGalla was able to work her way to the top tier of positions at American Eagle Outfitters despite being the only female executive with the company when she began working for them. McGalla founder her own venture with P3 Executive Consulting and is presently the Vice President of Creative Development and Business Strategy for the Pittsburg Steelers of the National Football League. Her stellar performance while working with the Steelers is another example of the strength McGalla displays while working in male-dominated environments.
Women and children of all ages looking for a bit of inspiration to push through the sometimes testy work environments women are forced to endure need to look no further than Susan McGalla.