Susan McGalla has become a very important person in the world of retail, but she feels that she has an even higher calling than this. As a woman that has working roles such as CEO in corporate settings Susan feels that it is up to her to help people that want to learn how to become corporate business leaders. Her specific focus is on women, and she has spoken many times to women in seminars about what they need to do.
There has been a lot of focus on women in leadership roles because there are so few women that have accomplished what Susan McGalla has accomplished in her lifetime. She is someone that has hit the mark of CEO in two different companies so her words and her experiences are very valuable. She has unveiled in many seminars what it takes to be a woman that shatters the glass ceiling that hold so many women back. Susan McGalla has always talked about how going to college and getting the degree is the initial first step to getting your foot in the door.
It is true that there are some women that forsake the college route to start businesses of their own, but more than 50% of small businesses that start for the first time will fail. The reason that a college degree is still important when it comes to getting into a corporate job has much to do with the skills that you learned about particular job that you were trying to do. You know the theories and the concepts that will propel you to the next level. This is exactly why a degree in marketing was so beneficial to Susan McGalla.
She started out with a smaller company, but she would rise through the ranks as someone that knew about the fundamentals of marketing. This is what you are taught in college. You become someone that becomes aware of the backbone of certain types of professions. Susan was able to learn about things that would help her become a seasoned marketing expert. She would build on there experiences.