About the Author

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Pamela Ryckman is the author of STILETTO NETWORK: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business. She has written for The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Fortune.com/CNNMoney, and The New York Observer, among other publications.

Pamela and STILETTO NETWORK have featured widely in the press. She has appeared on The TODAY Show, Rock Center with Brian Williams, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC (where she is a contributor), and Good Day New York, and in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, New York Post, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, More, and Chatelaine magazines.

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 fluent in French and proficient in Italian.

Pamela is on the board of Page 73 Productions, which develops and produces new work by early-career playwrights. From 2003 to 2009, Pamela was on the board of The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, which won a 2010 Tony Award for Excellence in the Theatre.

She lives with her family in Manhattan.

We have to find a way to be successful that doesn’t compromise us as women… When you’re a woman trying to speak and act like a man, you’re expending energy on that while other people are just focusing on the work. If you have to put energy into being someone you’re not just to fit in, you’ll always be at a disadvantage.”

Heidi Roizen, trailblazing queen of Silicon Valley (entrepreneur, corporate executive, VC, educator)

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