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Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business Hardcover – May 16, 2013
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"Emboldening, encouraging, and entertaining, this book is essential reading for any woman who wishes to further her career while remaining true to herself." --Publishers Weekly
“…inspiration to any woman who, not only wants to be the ultimate entrepreneur, but is seeking to be a forerunner in the female power shift.” --Dare Magazine
“Have courage, give courage. Stiletto Networks push members to pursue their passions.” --Joyce Lain Kennedy, nationally syndicated career columnist
"Stiletto Networks: these clubs are blazing the business world" --LearnVest
"…Ryckman recognizes a new power trend in business: women banding together to bust through those barriers that continue to impede an individual woman’s progress.” --The Daily Blog, 800-CEO-Read
"...roadmap of how [women] can form their own "Stiletto Networks" and help others as well as themselves succeed in business and indeed in life." --Kay Koplovitz,The Huffington Post
“…filled with witty names and acronyms—and, most important, with real-life stories of women helping other women...Inspiring and insightful.” --ALA Booklist
“…provides the essential tools and guidance, for enriching the careers of successful women that go beyond the boardroom, and form lifelong friendships as well." --Blog Business World
"Women from every walk of life will be able to relate to this book…Stiletto Network is a movement that will have you hooked." --Examiner.com
"A book for women working in any industry looking to build a professional support network, also for men curious about this latest phenomena." --LJ Xpress Reviews
"Whether she's an aspiring teenager or fifty-something, Stiletto Network is a great book to gift a woman.” --The Well-Heeled Society
"…alternative type of network that's not only effective but fun, where women come together to share ideas, exchange advice and even invest in new companies." --Community Manager, Professional Women at LinkedIn
Top Customer Reviews
Through stories of successful women - many of whom are entrepreneurs and creators of businesses we love - Pamela highlights the importance of strategic relationships, the intergenerational success-support women are sharing and the difference it can make to belong to a network of like-minded women.
Madeleine Albright has famously said, "There's a special place in #¢!! for women who don't help each other." This being the case, the women featured in Stiletto Network are certainly blessed.
And while Pamela highlights high rollers and beautiful people, the lessons apply to all of us. Power up your career - use the lessons in Stiletto Network and join or create your own strategic network!
Susan Colantuono, CEO LeadingWomen.biz
The reason for only 2 stars is because I thought there was way too much summary. There was more telling rather than showing, and that made it easy to lost interest quickly. The book also got a little redundant - different versions of the same idea hashed out chapter after chapter.
Overall, I did find the book to be inspiring and was glad to have read it. I just think that it could have either been shortened into an article or more focused on one or two women and their struggle which would have allowed it to be more emotionally compelling and moving.
Love the book title!
Ryckman provides a wealth of information, insights, and counsel while focusing on a number of highly successful and motivated women who have established a network to provide encouragement and support so that other women can also achieve personal growth and professional advancement. Here in Dallas near the downtown area, there is a Farmer's Market at which several merchants offer slices of fresh fruit as samples of their wares. In that spirit, I now offer several brief excerpts from the book, representative of the several hundred that caught my eye.
o Rychman: "So this is a love story disguised ass a business story, a tale of female friendship. It's a story of women whose huge hearts match their mighty brains. Women who choose passion over balance. Women who leap into life. It's about the kind of woman so many of us are striving to be. And with help from our Stiletto Networks, we can." (Page 8)
o Kim Moses: "Bering with these women, reaching out to others, we all end up talking about our personal stories and life journeys. It's pure magic and we're moved out of our universe for a couple of hours." (15)
o Rychman: "The next decade will see an explosion of female wealth and power.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An incredible read on the power of connected women. There is something magical happening and reading The Stilleto network will get you in the know of all the goodness that are... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rachel Cargle
I enjoyed this book and am glad to read that women's networks have more reach and breadth than I realized.Published 3 months ago by attymarina
the book was okay, it was hard to relate to as it addressed women who are highly successful and have a network no average person could hope to attain. Read morePublished 15 months ago by bjs
Listen ladies....this book is an in-depth read. And thank goodness. Ryckman did RESEARCH....not just Google search. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Juniper
Got the premise after the first few chapters. The rest was not valuable and not sure I buy the premise. There are lots of excellent networking groups. Read morePublished 19 months ago by DBB