Susan Mcgalla is best known for being the former president of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. before she entered the position of Chief Executive Officer of Wet Seal Inc.
With a lot of talent and dedication, Susan has jumped from spot to another among companies that she has worked to, having earned many promotions and better occupations throughout her progress in the offices. For example, Susan began working for a team called Joseph Horne Company, but she only managed some decisions in marketing for the group. Having spent eight years with them, Susan was ready to move to her next place in the market, which would be with the American Eagle Outfitters. It was here that she spent her next years jumping from a position to another until she got awarded for being President of the whole company.
She spoke about how her father, a strict and demanding man, never made any distinctions from her and her brothers just because she was a girl. He wanted the same dedication from his three kids, and this is what brought Susan to understand that she would need to pursue her dreams with grasp and strength, as her father taught them.
This lack of distinction in her childhood also helped her understand that the world should view her work as made by a professional, not a woman, and this gives her hope for the female businesspeople that want to grow in their markets. Susan could not encourage them more. It also helped her have healthy relationships with both men and women in conferences and business meetings.
Susan mcgalla entered American Eagle where there were absolutely no women working there, but that didn’t prevent her from climbing through the ranks of the company. She worked as the chief merchandiser and president and helped the company grow immensely through her decisions and partnering. Susan didn’t grow her career alone; she was growing alongside her friends and co-workers like a genuine businesswoman.