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Pamela Ryckman      

Keynote Speaker, Journalist and Author of "Stiletto Network"

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,, 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, Allure 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.

Speech Topics

The Power of the Purse

How Stiletto Networks operate in both politics and philanthropy to improve the world for women and girls

The Door to the Palace

How entrepreneurship is changing the game for women

The Competitive Advantage

How companies (from start-ups to corporate giants) can foster and leverage employees Stiletto Networks

Why Cant Women Behave Like Indians?

What women can learn from ethnic groups whove banded together to get ahead

The Stiletto Network Revolution

How Stiletto Networks are revolutionizing stalwart industries, launching start-ups, paving womens way to jobs, and gaining power in the new economy

Creating a Stiletto Network

What defines one and how to build your own


Pamela Ryckman: Make a Connection, Make a Career
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