Pittsburgh native Susan McGalla is the former CEO of American Eagle Outfitters and Wet Seal Inc. Not only is she one of the youngest female’s to head a Fortune 500 company, she has also been recognized for her trailblazing efforts to get more women in the boardroom.
McGalla graduated from Union College with a degree in marketing. Right out of college, she took a job at Joseph Horne, where she worked in a variety of positions. A few years later, she moved on to American Eagle Outfitters. Within five years, she was named company CEO.
Although there were few women in the boardroom during her stint at American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla was not going to be intimidated. She says a combination of smarts and hard work is what helped her excel.
Growing up in a family with two older brothers toughened her exterior. She was never allowed to use her gender as an excuse. Her coach father always told her she could succeed as long as she had the determination to do so. Her family values paid off in way she never imagined.
After her foray into the corporate world, McGalla decided to start her own company. P3 Executive Consulting is a company that provides business and marketing strategies for retail corporations.
She also works for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization as the Director of Marketing Strategies.
McGalla says she is very proud of women in the workplace. Although women are making more strides, she says they still haven’t come far enough. She says one of the biggest reasons why women still haven’t climbed the corporate ladder is due to lack of support. She says more women are needed to provide that support.
In the meantime, McGalla is still offering her stellar advice to any business in need of her assistance.
To Dr. Rod Rohrich, educating others on plastic surgery holds as high of a precedent in his career as his actual practice. The board certified plastic surgeon is a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he has been practicing from since 1986; Rohrich also created the department of plastic surgery at UTSW and it has grown to be one of the most prestigious residency programs in the United States.
Graduating from the Baylor College of Medicine, he has had additional training in craniofacial, pediatric, hand, and microsurgery from Oxford University in England and Harvard Medical School during fellowships. The internationally acclaimed surgeon has acted as a visiting professor over 150 times throughout the course of his over 2 decade long medical career.
With experience as chair of over 100 educational symposiums, he will be adding to his repertoire with 3 more symposiums involving his participation in the early months of 2018. The 2 latter of these, the Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting and the Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting, he will be chairing and organizing. The first of the three, the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, while not involved in the organizing, will feature Dr. Rod Rohrich on different panels and even performing a live rhinoplasty for those attending.
The Cosmetic Medicine Meeting and Rhinoplasty Meetings will be held from February 28th till March 3rd and will feature renowned faculty from around the country and the world. These 2 events have been held for 21 and 35 years respectively and both are known for their fresh cadaver labs and hands on labs. The Cosmetic Medicine Meeting invites both doctors and those they work directly with to participate while the Rhinoplasty Meeting encourages only medical doctors to attend. The Cosmetic Medicine Meeting will cover many topics surrounding plastic surgery including contouring of the body, breast, and face. Dr. Rod Rohrich will be moderating several panels for both events and making several presentations including one during the Concurrent Live Labs and Demos with Dinners over fillers and neuromodulators with a focus on safety. Via twitter
Social Security is one of the most complex subjects in the world of personal finance. How difficult? Well, most financial advisors don’t even know how to talk about the subject to their clients. Now, financial expert David Giertz offers some valuable tips for financial advisors on how to talk to their clients about Social Security.
In a recent video interview from The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Giertz said that most advisors don’t talk to their clients about Social Security. And in a survey conducted by Nationwide Financial, four out of five clients said that they would fire their advisor if they didn’t speak to them about Social Security.
Mr. Giertz said that most advisors don’t talk to their clients about Social Security because of the complexity of the subject. Currently, there are over 2,700 rules governing Social Security. However, Mr. Giertz assets that up to 40% of a retiree’s income can come from Social Security.
Mr. David Giertz suggests that financial advisors should warn their clients from taking Social Security early. That is because the early payout option could cost retirees up to $300,000 over the course of 25 years. That works out to about $12,000 a year in lost income.
David Giertz is the President for Nationwide Financial’s Sales and Distribution. With a career spanning over 3 decades, Mr. Giertz has helped thousands of people plan their financial future. Mr. Giertz is a registered broker and licensed to engage in security transactions.
Educated at Milken University with a Bachelor of Science, Mr. Giertz later obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Miami. After graduation from Miami University, Mr. Giertz was hired by Citigroup as a Financial Services Advisor. Among the certifications obtained by Mr. Giertz includes passing the Series 7, 63, 24 and 53 exams.
ClassDojo has a mission to enable the three groups that are eminent in a schooling system to create what they can deem as ideal classrooms. An ideal classroom is an environment where a student feels at ease with both the teachers and even their parents. It is an environment where the children are able to study and learn smoothly without any tensions towards a teacher or parent. ClassDojo was started by Sam Chaudhary and Liam seven years ago and has its base of operations in San Francisco. This is an application whose goal is to allow students to acquire important life skills and let parents get the experience of what their children go through in school during a day through the sharing of school activities through videos and photos. Conversations are even available.
The app has raised a large amount of money to support the connection between teachers and the parents of their students. This has really helped because teachers are able to inform parents of how their children are doing in school, their behaviors and even progress. Child development is very important to every parent, and a chance to understand the experience of that child is seized by this app and presented to the parents.
ClassDojo is well different from systems that have not embraced it, which only discuss school issues once in a while and end up surprising parents. However, ClassDojo enables teachers to raise issues that face their students there and then. If incidents occur during a school day, parents get to know, and if their attention is required, then they are informed instantly. This promotes responsibility and accountability greatly.
The great men who started ClassDojo use the finances they have acquired to ensure that the team that works with them grows every day and becomes bigger and better. They are also trying to make improvements by finding out the things that should be added and those that are not necessary. There are features that could benefit parents both when the children are in school and also when they go home. Sam Chaudhary and Liam try to find better ways to make ClassDojo more efficient and reliable.