While the business world is still dominated by men, some women have shown that they can overcome all the odds to become renowned business leaders. They have provided proof that women could be better business managers given that they can compete effectively with men even when they still face higher resistance when rising through leadership ranks than men do.
While the business landscape has changed over the years, all is not levelled for women to compete on fair grounds with men when it comes to leadership. While one may argue that governments and large private firms now acknowledge that women are capable of leading, more efforts are still needed to fully empower women. The girl child across the world must feel confident enough to pursue different leadership roles.
It is from this angle that Susan McGalla challenges women to take a personal responsibility to their struggle for prosperity. Through her rise as a business leader, Ms. McGalla has shown that leadership roles are made for the persistent and self-drive individuals. She beseeches any person interested in pursuing a business leadership role to be hardworking, versatile, and confident.
Being a highly respected business personality, Ms. McGalla attributes business success to personal preparedness and hard work. While dismissing notions that anybody can rise to become a big shot in business, she emphasizes the need for people to be ready to give extraordinary performances if they expect to become business leaders.
Ms. McGalla chose to open P3 Executive Consulting firm after realizing that many aspiring business leaders lacked mentors. Through the firm, she provides financial consultancy services to individuals and small-scale entrepreneurs that enable them to overcome business challenges. The firm also provides financial support to different community empowerment causes.
Before founding P3 Executive Consulting, Ms. McGalla worked for Joseph Horne Company, Wet Seal, and American Eagle Outfitters. Her strict adherence to professionalism saw her climb through the companies’ managerial ranks to become Joseph Horne’s President and Chief Merchandising Officer. While working at American Eagle Outfitters, her commitment to work ethics and hard work made her Wet Seal’s most preferred candidate for the CEO position.
To the women aspiring to become business leaders, Ms. McGalla not only provides them with consultancy services but also shows them that their dreams are attainable. She demonstrates how women could take advantage of their natural traits to prosper in business. For instance, by focusing on her natural networking abilities and an acquired marketing knowledge, Susan McGalla was able to rise through the ranks of corporate leadership.