Recently, Philly Purge published an article by the title of, “How Pittsburgh’s Susan McGalla Paved the Way for Women in Leadership”, by Joe Williams. This article details the advancement of women in business and the advancements Susan McGalla has made for the female gender in the state of Pennsylvania. She has raised herself from the bottom to be an important part of the team behind the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Susan McGalla’s career is talked about at length.
For example, they talk about her humble beginnings at the American Eagle Outfitters company and how she became the company’s president before leaving to found P3 Executive Consulting. Her work with the Pittsburgh Steelers led to her becoming their President of Business Strategy and Creative Development. Working her way up from the bottom, McGalla has become an inspiration for women everywhere. Her confidence and wits have helped her shake the weight of gender discrimination.
Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on May 31, 1964.
She was raised in East Liverpool and it’s important to note that her father worked as a football coach for a local team. Susan McGalla attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio from 1982 to 1986 where she received a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. Currently, she resides on the Board of Advisors for the college that she once attended, which is the Mount Union college. She is also formerly a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh.
Before working at American Eagle, McGalla worked at Joseph Horne Company.
The Joseph Horne Company was based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Here, Susan McGalla worked a variety of jobs. When she started working for American Eagle Outfitters, it was as a divisional merchandise buyer. Eventually, she rose to be president of the entire company. Nowadays, she still works in business and strategy for the Pittsburgh Steelers.