Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business

Pamela Rykman. Amacom, $22.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-8144-3253-2
For some time, the “old-boy network” has been an acknowledged way for men to get things done in business, and the doors to many men’s clubs were long closed to women trying to make it in the working world. Things have changed. Not only are women making strides in business, they are forging their own exclusive support systems, which journalist Ryckman calls “stiletto networks.” In this engaging debut, Ryckman goes behind the scenes with some of today’s most powerful female movers and shakers, sharing how they are forming all-girl salons, throwing dinners at their homes, and mingling outside board rooms to advance their careers, raise capital, and support each other personally and professionally. Among others, the author profiles notable business veterans like Silicon Valley venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, leadership coach Carol Hyatt, Oxygen Media’s Geraldine Layborne, and dynamos like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Gilt Group founder Susan Lynde. In an upbeat tone and energetic style, we learn how these successful women are coming together in intimate groups, where they embrace fashion, capital structures, and deals. Emboldening, encouraging, and entertaining, this book is essential reading for any woman who wishes to further her career while remaining true to herself. Agent: Jillian Manus, the Manus & Associates Literary Agency. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/04/2013
Release date: 05/01/2013
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