Businesswoman Susan McGalla founded P3 Executive Consulting in 2013. Through P3 she dispenses advice on corporate retailing to clothing companies. McGalla’s qualifications to offer such counsel is her own considerable experience and success in the fashion industry.
Upon graduating from Mount Union College with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing Susan McGalla was hired by Joseph Horne Company a chain of department stores. During the eight years McGalla worked at Joseph Horne she held positions in marketing and management.
After Horne ceased operations in 1994 Susan McGalla hired on with the clothing company. American Eagle Outfitters. Beginning as a woman’s clothing buyer McGalla would rise to the rank of company president and Chief Merchandising Officer (CMO).
Having spent most of her working life in Pittsburgh after leaving American Eagle Susan McGalla spent time in California serving as Chief Executive Officer of Wet Seal a purveyor of clothing for teenagers.
Holding a seat on the board of HFF, Inc. Susan McGalla’s résumé also includes experience in commercial real estate services. McGalla is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
Even today in the corporate world gender diversity seems to be little more than a noble ideal. Where ever she worked being a woman in a position of authority made Susan McGalla an anomaly.
Having spoken on the subject before the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series for CEOs Susan McGalla is passionate about helping other women realize success in the corporate world.
McGalla credits her own success to pursuing her passion, being flexible and hard work. To promote corporate gender diversity Susan McGalla advocates for a mentoring program within companies. The program would assist female employees with the ability and desire to do so climb the corporate ladder.