Statistics have shown that companies with diversities on the basis of gender or ethnicity, are able to outperform those that do not. This is because of the possibility of there being a variety of ideas. Despite this, only a small percentage of C-level positions are held by women in 500 companies.
Many women struggle to reach the top level positions. Others like Susan McGalla help in leading the way for women leadership. She grew up and was raised in a family with two brothers and a dad who was a coach. She was not given any break because she was a girl. Susan McGalla had to work hard to get what she wanted. She adopted this lesson in life, and due to this, she has been successful, and she has managed to hold multiple high-level positions.
McGalla has worked hard to see herself lead in male-dominated companies. For instance, she worked for American Eagle Outfitters and initially, all the executives in the company were men. However, by the time Susan exited, the company she was the president.
She became the founder of P3 Executive Consulting and currently she is currently the VP of Business Strategy and Creative Development. This is a company that is also largely male-dominated. Susan McGala was part of the innovative wear campaign to encourage fans to buy Steeler gear.
There have been many women leadership initiatives, but these do not help in breaking gender discrimination in organizations. Highly invested women should have executives for decision making, as their sponsors.
In a bid to help serious business ladies find their desirable executive position, executive sponsors can be provided with incentives. This will attract male executives who will provide the help needed. Gender diversity is good for a company. To perform, every business should strive to make changes.