Susan McGalla is attempting to break the standard mold of men leading in the business world. McGalla’s research supports the idea that diversity in the workplace can truly help the company to be more successful overall. According to the article, “Gender-diverse corporations have a 15 percent chance to out-perform businesses that do not have such a policy.” McGalla discovered that although women holding executive positions are increasing, it’s still a challenge for women to hold these senior roles globally. Susan’s experience being the daughter of a football coach and sister to two brothers showed her that being a girl doesn’t cut you any type of breaks in the real world. McGalla delved deeper into her research to take a closer look at why these women support groups and initiatives are unfortunately largely ineffective. She offers the idea of sponsorship opportunities to help women achieve higher positions around the world. Susan believes that these sponsors could lead to women having increased credibility and help them get promoted to senior positions just as she did in her career. McGalla also offers incentives to these sponsors so everyone gets something positive out of these situations. McGalla’s hard work, positive attitude, and her research greatly broadened her knowledge of these issues. Susan continues to look for effective solutions to gender discrimination and the lack of women in senior roles. McGalla is facing the harsh realities of the global business world where men have dominated for years, but that doesn’t stop her drive and determination to find solutions, and to help women be successful in the business world, just as she has been.
Find out more about Susan McGalla: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/08/how-pittsburghs-susan-mcgalla-paved-the-way-for-women-in-leadership/