Susan McGalla is a woman who was born in 1964 and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio. Susan has two brothers that she grew up whom of which are both older than she is. Her father was a very hard-working man who was the coach of a local football team as she was growing up. Her mother and father both were extremely supportive in her goals to become a successful business woman someday. After finishing high school, she set off on a new journey to complete college. She went to college at Mount Union College which is located in Alliance, Ohio. Susan now serves on the Board of Advisors at her former college and even ended up graduating from there with a bachelor’s degree in what she does best business and marketing.
After graduating college McGalla had decided that she had bigger goals than to just stay in Ohio so she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she got a job at a regional department store chain in various marketing positions and then various managerial positions. She stayed at the regional department store chain until 1994. In 1994, she got a job at American Eagle Outfitters as a merchandise buyer for women’s clothing. Later on working in many different managerial roles at American Eagle Outfitters and eventually ending up as the President and chief merchandising officer of American Eagle Outfitters. She ended up making American Eagle Outfitters geared more towards women and children customers by creating and overseeing aerie and 77kids. In 2009 McGalla left her job at American Eagle to pursue bigger and better dreams of hers by becoming a private consultant for retailers and financial investment industries. Due to her parent’s support when she was growing up she was able to have the confidence to have great skills of communication making it easy for her to work with and talk to both male and females.
Susan McGalla is an amazing woman who hopes that future generations of women and women of today go into the business world without thinking about what they are entitled to as a woman but instead keeping an open mind and realizing that they are entitled to whatever they believe they see themselves doing. This approach will make for more successful business woman in the future for many years to come. Thus breaking the stereotype that women are homemakers and should be home in the kitchen cooking instead of working.
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