On August 26, 2016, businesswoman Susan McGalla fulfilled a dream when she joined her favorite NFL team, the Pittsburg Steelers, as their new director of strategic planning and growth. She says that while many women such as herself have made it to the top of business outfits too many women don’t know what practical steps to take to ensure their own professional success.
There are not enough women in boardrooms and C-level positions. They also too often face unequal pay and inequality. Government and non-government organizations have attempted to address this issue to only limited success. Some women, though, such as Susan McGalla, have fought past the obstacles in their way and have found great professional success.
When given the chance women such as Susan McGalla have proven that they are excellent leaders. Some have even become entrepreneurs, establishing their own companies on their terms. Another benefit of women leaders is that they are usually very good at networking and establishing professional relationships.
Before joining the Pittsburg Steelers she had operated her own consulting firm, P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. She provided her expertise to executives in the retail and clothing industries. She has years of experience in those industries and started in it in 1986 when she worked for Joeseph Horne Company.
A huge success Susan McGalla has already had for the Pittsburg Steelers is creating and implementing their new fashion campaign. She introduced a new line of the team’s clothing that offers ways for fans to connect to the team. She said the goal was to make it easy to shop on any device. She’s also partnered with big fashion labels such as Nike Golf, Victoria’s Secret, and Tommy Bahama. For younger girl fans of the team there’s plenty of Steeler’s clothing for sale that is pink, metallic gold, and neon yellow. Susan McGalla