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Stiletto Network by Pamela Ryckman

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Share Your Pantyhose

Gender alone won’t qualify any woman for membership in the club. For Stiletto Networks to be relevant and desirable, they must be rooted in shared experience and true sympathy—which means they must have some form of exclusivity. For Roizen, that means women who understand the “Tootsie Pop Syndrome,” that she can look hard on the outside, but still be sweet and gooey on the inside.

“Karen and I have the same shoe size, so we share shoes and jewelry all the time. Ann and I were just in London shopping and she said, ‘No, that doesn’t look good on you.’ Some girls go shopping and say, ‘Oh, that looks so good.’ But [Karen and Ann] are the kind of friends who tell me I look like shit and I’m grateful,” Roizen says. “We’re so close ...

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