Many people are surprised that the Pittsburgh Steelers has a woman who is in a leadership position. That woman’s name is Susan McGalla. Susan McGalla is the creative development and the vice president for business strategy for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Susan is a true business women. She has held multiple leadership positions throughout years of her career. Susan’s sense of strong leadership came from her upbringing. Her father is a football coach and her brothers were strong leadership as well. Being around these men taught Susan how to preserve and believe that she could do anything that she put her mind to. The men is Susan’s life did not let her believe that he was limited to doing things just because of her gender.
As a business woman, Susan has witnessed several disadvantages from being a woman in executive positions; however, she did not allow that to deter her from reaching her goals. Susan McGalla has accomplished so many things throughout her life. In addition to being a leader in her career field, she also is apart of the Board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys this because it brings variety to her life.
Susan is also a member the council for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Susan has an amazing heart and sense of style. Susan has been using the positions that shes in as a way to encourage other women to succeed and be promoted to executive positions in their fields.
Susan encourages all women to communicate to their employers that they are interested in being promoted to other positions. If that does not work then Susan encourages all women to seek sponsors for their careers. Employers have a better chance of listening to sponsors. Sponsors will help you to reach your goals through different strategies.