The face of global business is changing, although still rather too slowly, and today more women are running and starting up major companies than ever before. These women are at the forefront of a movement that recognizes the power of networking and collaboration to make opportunities and change happen. Stiletto Network shines the spotlight on the power of savvy, ambitious, intelligent women in business, industry and politics to mine their collective intelligence in order to realize their dreams or champion a cause.
Stiletto Network takes an insightful approach to opening the doors on the many powerful women’s groups that are springing up across the USA and how they lift up their friends and push them forward, how they join forces to ensure each woman gets what she needs, be it information, an introduction, a partnership, or a landmark deal. It tells the stories of how incredible things can happen when women band together to help one another to achieve their goals and to make the world of business a more woman-centric place. “Stiletto Network" is both a call to action and an inside look at a better way of doing business.
The book has a witty approach to its subject matter, after all, who can fail to want to know more about such powerful women’s groups that have been started state-side when they have names such as the “Babes in Boyland,” “Power Bitches,” and “S.L.U.T.S.: Successful Ladies Under Tremendous Stress.” Whether the stories are about the successful women who have taken the long and arduous journey up the corporate ladder to a seat in the boardroom, or the equally inspirational stories from the moms who have launched incredibly successful business empires in their basements, they are strike a personal chord.
Stiletto Networks is a definite must-read for any aspiring or established woman entrepreneur that needs reminding about the power of networking to make a difference in their lives.
About the Author:
As well as being the author of Stiletto Network, Pamela Ryckman writes for The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Fortune.com/CNNMoney, and The New York Observer, among other publications. She is also a sought-after speaker who regularly addresses corporate and women’s groups, as well as academic institutions and philanthropies. Before becoming a journalist, Pamela performed internal strategy work for Merrill Lynch’s Global Markets and Investment Banking Group, and for Goldman Sachs & Co.’s Equities Financial and Strategic Management group. She began her career at Mitchell Madison Group, a management consulting firm. Pamela earned her A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and her M.A. in Journalism from New York University. She is also on the board of 'Page 73 Productions', which develops and produces new work by early-career playwrights. She lives with her family in Manhattan.
Why LoA loves it:
Women have always been great natural networkers and in this book, it demonstrates the power of networking for women entrepreneurs. It shows how women who network and build businesses are changing the face of entrepreneurship as we know it. A great read, and one that makes you want to get out there and step up your own personal networking to make things great things happen. -- LoA Editor