According to most statistics, businesses with gender diversity have a 15% probability of outperforming other companies. For ethnically diverse companies, on the other hand, the stakes rise to 35%. These companies have such chances since they are open to new ideas which will bring about innovation or even better strategy making. Diversity is an advantage in all organizations since it aims at combining multiple perspectives. However, even with such impressive statistics, women end up holding C-level positions in S&P 500 companies.
Most women do struggle to attain the high-level positions in most organizations. On the other hand, there are women like Susan McGalla who pave the way for other women leaders. Susan gives credit to her upbringing since she has been able to work with both men and women. By growing up with a football coach dad and two brothers, she never had any breaks as a child just because she was a girl. She always had to put more effort in everything she wanted just like her siblings.
This is the lesson which she has carried forward in her life, thus ascertaining that she can hold several high-level positions. She was able to toil her way up the ladder through the ranks of American Eagle Outfitters. During this time, all the executives within the company were men, and she eventually made as the president of the company.
About Susan McGalla
She is an expert consultant to her clients on marketing, talent management, branding, operational efficiencies, amongst others and also the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. She has also been able to speak out her views on how women should get ahead in business.
Since her upbringing did help in her shaping, she focuses on ensuring that she can empower women to embrace themselves and also work for everything they need. Thus being able to grow up in ranks within businesses.