Susan McGalla is not just your average woman but instead a very successful American Business Woman who has made her life a mission to do nothing but succeed at what she does best. Susan McGalla is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also the chief merchandising editor and president at American Eagle Outfitters. McGalla started working for American Eagle Outfitters in 1994. Back in 1994 American Eagle Outfitters was highly focused on selling activewear to young males. Susan McGalla went to college at Mount Union and after lots of hard work and determination, she received a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing.
Susan McGalla is married to Stephan McGalla who works as a wealth manager. Despite being from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, McGalla was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio. McGalla came from a small family as she only had two older brothers and her dad worked as a local football coach. Not only has McGalla managed to become the president and the chief merchandising editor for American Eagle Outfitters but she is also the vice president of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The fact that McGalla was raised by someone who was heavily involved in football lead her to be not only a fan of football but also the vice president of a football team.
Despite being raised with two older brothers and a football coaching dad instead of being stereotyped as a girl who can’t do what boys can do Susan McGalla was actually taught to be confident and work extremely hard towards her life goals. This has led McGalla to have the upper hand when it comes to working with not only woman but also with men. Before working for American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla worked at the Joseph Horne Company. McGalla has made it very clear that when she first started her career at American Eagle Outfitters she was one of the only women who was working there amongst many men. Instead of this being intimidating for her like it would be for most woman she instead took her position to make American Eagle Outfitters a company that also had a customer base of woman also.
Susan McGalla is an example to all young woman out there on how to overcome the social stigma of what woman should be doing and how they should limit their selves. She has taught young woman everywhere that it is best not to worry what other people think and to set high goals for themselves despite the fact that they are female.