National Association of Professional Women Inducts Kathy Iandoli, Freelance Writer / Editor, Into Its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Kathy Iandoli selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to recognize Kathy with this important honor. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Kathy Iandoli as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in journalism. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Kathy with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

With a focus on music reporting and critiquing and work appearing in publications, including Pitchfork, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Village Voice and Maxim, Kathy Iandoli touts an impressive resume of freelance journalism.

A “seasoned journalist and cultural critic with nearly a decade and a half of music industry experience,” Ms. Iandoli’s credentials, including a Master of Music Business from New York University, have led her to positions at as Alternatives Editor, Media Consultant at EchoForward, Music Editor at and Editor-At-Large at She has had the opportunity to interview many noteworthy celebrities, including Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Pharrell Williams and many others. In addition, Ms. Iandoli is Alumna Professor-In-Residence at New York University.

“I feel like the greatest aspect of any interview is the way someone tells his or her own story,” Ms. Iandoli said of her work. “I strive to bring that story out.”

Current published works from Ms. Iandoli include an in-depth article on upstart Fetty Wap for VICE’s Noisey, a critical breakdown of Amy Winehouse’s life as told through her biopic for Pitchfork and a career analysis on Rihanna for Cosmopolitan.

Ms. Iandoli is also in the process of co-authoring her first book with a well-known musician, as well as developing her own podcast and memoir.

Awards & Accomplishments: Master of Music Business, New York University; Bachelor of Science, Montclair State University, Business / Marketing


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