When it comes to the statistics about outperforming other companies, those companies that have a higher diversity rate are more likely to outdo their competition. These companies are known to outperform their counterparts because of the openness to new and interesting ideas. Diversity inside the workplace helps bring in those coveted, multiple perspectives. However, only a few of these positions within an S&P 500 company are held by a woman.
While there are many women who are struggling to make it into the higher levels of an organization, there are still other women, like Susan McGalla, who are paving the way for other women to rise to the top.
Susan McGalla grew up with two brothers, making her tougher than she looks. She always had to work for what she wanted, which is why she has helped to reinvent and grow two separate brands in her lifetime. Susan has been putting her creativity and hard work to use in the workplace, which is why she has been slowly rising to the top.
She has been in various leadership roles which have led to revenue increases in different areas. Her portfolio is full of creative ideas and accomplishments, which is only one reason why she has paved the way for other women. Just in American Eagle Outfitters, a brand that she eventually became president of, women are now a part of the workforce more so than before.
Even when McGalla is finding success, there are some women who aren’t finding that same success. They are still being stuck behind that glass ceiling, and it is hurting their chances to rise in the ranks and take over their leadership positions. One solution to the problem is to help break these gender discrimination cycles, which will help women get more invested in their careers as time goes on.