February 20, 2018 · Entrepreneur

Companies with ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to outperform companies that are not; the companies have not embraced this change. Women have suffered, and men have had the advantage of dominance. The male dominance is not only a fact in accomplished companies and institutions but also in the developing ones. Despite this, McGalla has managed to stand out.

McGalla grew up in a family of a dad and two brothers. She was not treated any differently. She had to work herself up to get what she wanted. With this, she grew up knowing how to get by herself, what she wanted in life. She used this lesson later and managed to gain incredible success while holding numerous high-level positions.

In all the companies she worked for.

She started low but would work her way up to see herself lead. For instance, she worked at American Eagle Outfitters where all the executives were men. Nonetheless, she worked her way up the ranks and by the time she exited the company she had become the president.

She also managed to start P3 Executive Consulting, and she is now the VP of Business Strategy and Creative Development. It is an industry that is dominated by men and Susan as its leader means that the world has faced great changes and determined women have risen.

The best solution for women who are highly invested in their careers but are not able to achieve higher ranks as McGalla did, is executive sponsorship. These women should find a decision making executive to be a sponsor and advocate for women to create opportunities. To attract men sponsors who are more likely to help them find an executive role, they should provide sponsors with incentives. Every organization should work toward establishing mentorship and sponsorship to embrace the change and gender diversity.

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