Stiletto Network provides business consulting services on diversity and inclusion to global corporations, women’s groups, academic institutions, and philanthropies.

Most recently, Stiletto Network worked with Pamela Thomas-Graham, the former Chief Marketing Officer of Credit Suisse, to launch the women’s segment of the firm’s New Markets Initiative, which provided wealth advisory services for women, African Americans, and LGBT.

Subsequently, with Shaquille O’Neal and Credit Suisse, Stiletto Network launched Momentum: Black Men’s Leadership Retreat, which convened 50 of the nation’s most high-powered African American men in 2014 to focus on job-creation and economic empowerment in the black community.

Ryckman, working for Stiletto Network, also co-authored CS Gender 3000, a Credit Suisse research report that debunked the “Queen Bee” myth for women (view PDF of report and press release).

I was always the first woman in anything I did. It would have been nice to have some mentors, so we created a network to make it easier. When you see there’s a problem out there, you think of ways to solve it. You have to go out and create what you want for yourself and your community. You create a path, but leave markers for others to follow.”

Susan Stautberg, CEO of PartnerCom and co-founder of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) and Belizean Grove

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