The days when women were viewed as sex objects, would sit at home all day and wait for their husbands to fend for them, and it was completely unacceptable for them to own their money and pursue any career are long gone. These days they are all over pursuing careers that were initially being held by men and doing just well. Their stories are captivating, they are strong, and they depend on men no more for their daily living. They are a living example and indeed a testimony that what men can do, women can do better. A living proof is a president of the American Eagle Outfitters and the chief merchandising officer, Suzan P. McGalla, 41.
She stands head-to-head with fellow businessmen as an executive consultant, worked in Wet Seal Inc as the CEO, and she is one of the HFF Inc’s boards. HFF Inc is a company for commercial real estate’s services. She is also at the Magee-Women’s Hospital Research Institute of Foundation board. Previously, Susan was the trustee of the University of Pittsburgh, and she has also worked at Allegheny Conference on Community Development as the director. Talking of consultancy, Suzan is a guru in branding, talent management, and operational efficiencies among others.
She was born and raised up together with her two older brothers, her father being a football coach. The motivation and encouragement that she got from her parents inspired confidence in her despite the audience. They encouraged her that despite being a girl, she was not any lesser of a human and could excel just like the boy child.
Speaking during the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburg at the Carnegie Mellon University, she explained that thanks to the motivation she got from her parents, she is now comfortable being or working with both men and women and this has made her excel in her career. Suzan acquired her BA from Mount Union College and soon started working with the Joseph Horne Company before moving to American Eagle Outfitters, Inc in 1994.
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