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Online Press Kit

Images of Erika (all photos by Darren Mahuron at Summit Studios)

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Erika’s Bio

Erika Napoletano – where to begin? She’s taller than a taco but shorter than a supermodel. That’s probably not important.

Erika lives to help others create the next better thing — themselves, a business — whatever it is that they crave to evolve. We all get stuck. Erika gets people UNstuck and on to the business of being awesome.

While Forbes encourages folks to think of Erika as “a redheaded, tattooed Tina Fey with a special weakness for four letter words,” it’s not all funny business. Erika is also an award-winning, twice-published author, including The Power of Unpopular (Wiley 2012), a current columnist for American Express OPEN Forum and former columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, an acclaimed speaker from TEDxBoulder 2012, and speaks at events all over the world on the inherent power of truth in business… or as she refers to it, the power of unpopularity. Learn more about her at

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Erika Napoletano In the News – Selected Mentions

Most Recent:

Author Responds Awesomely When Facebook Likens Her Page to Porn Star’s (Adweek’ AdFreak)

On Video:

Erika Napoletano: Getting Real in Business and Life (The Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields – VIDEO)

Guy Kawasaki Interviews Erika Napoletano (Google+ Hangout – VIDEO)

How to Stop Doing Work for Free (FOX Business – VIDEO)

Don’t Be an Askhole (FOX Business News – VIDEO)

3 Tips for Branding Your Growing Business (Entrepreneur Magazine Online – VIDEO)

30 Second MBA – How Do You Find Out What You Don’t Know? (FastCompany – VIDEO)


LadyBiz with Jessica Kupferman (AUDIO)

Erika Napoletano On Getting UNstuck and to a Better Version of F*ck Yeah – Episode 28 (The Shut Up Show – VIDEO)

Stop Trying to Fit In: Rethinking Unpopular with Erika Napoletano [Episode #75] (Successful Women Talk – VIDEO)

In Print:

Why It’s Better For Your Career To Be Loathed Than Liked (Forbes)

The “Bitch In The Boardroom” Stereotype: Women Speak Out About Success And Likability (FastCompany)

How I Did It: Erika Napoletano, Speaker, Author and Purveyor of “Unpopular” Advice (

Living Against the Grain: Why You Should Stop Apologizing and Embrace Unpopularity (FinerMinds)

Photo of Taco Bell worker licking shells sends shudders (USA Today)

8 Best Small Business Books Published in 2012  (NFIB – National Federation of Independent Business)

The Savory Leadership Nuggets In Every Humble Pie (FastCompany)

The Power of Unpopular at SXSW (Forbes)

How Publishing Execs Should Use Social Media to Help Their Companies and Not Get Fired (Digital Book World)

Denver author Erika Napoletano build a buzz for her book at SXSW (The Denver Post)

Erika Napoletano – Creator of RedheadWriting (IdeaMensch)

Building a Brand the Erika Napoletano Way – (AllVoices)

The Power of Unpopular, featured on Book Riot – (

33Voices Featuring Erika Napoletano – (33Voices)

A Special Livefyre Q&A with Erika Napoletano AKA @RedHeadWriting (Virtual Book Tour via Danny Brown)

The Power of Unpopular with Erika Napoletano (BlogCastFM) podcast

Think Narrow and Harness the Power of Unpopular (Convince & Convert) VIDEO