Raytheon VP in Fortune: Why women should take risks

Wickham Award

Raytheon's Pamela Wickham receives the Publicity Club of New England’s lifetime achievement award in June 2015.

"Women in business should take risks for one simple reason: we can't afford not to," Raytheon Vice President Pamela Wickham writes in Fortune's MPW Insider blog.

Wickham, who oversees corporate affairs and communications for the Waltham, Massachusetts-based aerospace and defense company, tells Fortune's readers that playing it safe will keep women out of the top echelons of business. 

Wickham's own career includes top posts at Hewlett Packard and General Electric. At Raytheon she is responsible for global media relations, public relations and brand management, internal communications, executive communications, corporate contributions, special events, and digital and social media.

In 2015 the Publicity Club of New England honored her with the John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award.

Click here to read Wickham's thoughts on "The real reason women fall behind in their careers."  

Published On: 07/27/2015
Last Updated: 10/27/2017