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Papa John’s Executive Steve Ritchie Reveals Focus On Diversity

2018 might turn out to be a bad year for Papa John’s. The sales in the past three quarters are not what they used to be and it has been a concern since the beginning of the year. Papa John’s CEO, Steve Ritchie, is trying to find a way to make things better for the company. After all the searching and planning, he revealed what’s on his to-do list for the company’s future.

After the effort to revamp advertisement, Steve Ritchie decided to follow up by penning a letter and making it available online. According to the letter, the company audited and investigated the company’s inside to discover and weed out bad diversity and inclusion practices. The auditing reached out all the branches of Papa John’s, including Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta. During the visits, Steve Ritchie and some of the executive members of Papa John’s asked all members for suggestions on how to improve the chain. Steve Ritchie also revealed in the letter that all the members are undergoing an “unconscious bias training” alongside his effort to add more diversity in both staff and leadership positions. With this program, he hopes that there will be more cooperation among the members of the company. This program is said to involve a special advisory with experts and nationally respected members. In addition to this, Steve Ritchie revealed two long-term focus of the company. The first one is to expand Papa John’s influence on the minority-owned franchise. The last one is to build a framework that will make the members work together harmoniously.

Steve Ritchie tried to make things more favorable for Papa John’s in the past three quarters. One of his efforts is to make the fourth quarter work. This includes more advertisements and new marketing campaigns. It has yet to be seen if the company managed to get the fourth quarter favorable to them. It is possible that they finally have gained redemption because of their latest efforts. The fourth quarter financial documents are expected to come in next year This will determine if Papa John’s will still have to redeem itself after a very bad 2018.

Susan McGalla Providing Tips for Women to Become Successful in Corporate World

It is a well-known fact that the glass ceiling problem in the corporate world does exist and even though the feminism wave across the globe is trying to break the walls of differences between men and women, there are still issues that need to be addressed. The number of executive positions filled by men in the corporate world is still more than those filled by women, and it continues to remain so. There has been a massive improvement in the last few years, but women still have to struggle a lot more than men to up their ranks in the corporate world. Susan McGalla, Vice President of Creative Development and Business Strategy at Pittsburgh Steelers Inc, feels that women should plan their career accordingly to ensure they can move up the ranks in the corporate world with ease.

Susan McGalla is one of the most successful female executives in the industry, and over the years, has worked at various companies at top positions. Susan McGalla also started the consultancy firm named P3 Executive Consulting that provides business consultancy services to the companies as well as executives. Susan McGalla’s career journey has been impressive, and she believes that other women can follow her footstep as well to replicate her success and beyond. One of the things she suggests that every girl much focus on from the very beginning is to study thoroughly and get a good education. Susan McGalla says that getting a good education is a must for everyone, but it is seen that men are more qualified than women.

Susan McGalla says that to enter the corporate world, a good education is a must. Susan McGalla also emphasized that the corporate companies should have sponsorship programs so that the deserving women get the mentors to help them make the right career move. It becomes easier for women to move up their ranks in the male-dominated corporate world when they have a mentor who has their back and guides them to make the right move at the right time. Susan McGalla attended Mount Union College in Ohio, where she did graduation in Business and Marketing.