Many people have heard of the name Susan McGalla before but they only know so much about her. Well, it turns out that Susan McGalla is one of the most successful women in today’s world. Susan McGalla is most known for being president and CMO of American Eagle Outfitters and overseeing Aerie and 77kids and turning American Eagle Outfitters into a company that not only focuses on the market of male customers but also that of females and children too. The market of women and children is widely larger than that of men buying clothing.
McGalla was born in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1964. She has two older brothers and her father was a local football coach well she was growing up. Both of McGalla’s parents were extremely supportive in her following her dreams and didn’t hold her back because she is female. Her father’s role in football is a contributing factor to her success of becoming the vice president of business strategy and creative development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not only is McGalla a success in the football world along with being successful with American Eagle Outfitters but she graduated from Mount Union College with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing which is what has helped her to achieve her roles in business with both American Eagle Outfitters and with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
McGalla’s success story is one that gives positive re-enforcement for all young woman out there that are either in college or have just finished college and are entering the business world. Her story shows all women that you should not be held back from accomplishing your goals just because you are a woman. Often many women are held back from their goals and dreams because their parents are old school and see them as only becoming a homemaker or mother when they grow up instead of having a successful job. It is important to remember that all people are equal and that woman can do all the same stuff that men can do regardless of their gender. Susan McGalla’s positive look on accomplishing goals will give many women a positive look of their own on accomplishing their own goals which will in return change society’s stereotype of women not being able to do things that men do. Susan McGalla has changed the whole world for future women who are looking and hoping to become a part of the business world.