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Stephanie Capparell

capparell.jpgStephanie Capparell is a New York-based journalist, author, and filmmaker. She has been an editor and writer at The Wall Street Journal for more than 20 years, currently for the Mansion real estate section.

Capparell is the author of The Real Pepsi Challenge: How One Pioneering Company Broke Color Barriers in 1940s American Business. The book tells the story of a group of African American businessmen who were among the first black Americans to work at professional jobs in Corporate America—in this case, Pepsi-Cola—and to target black consumers as a distinct market.

In addition to The Real Pepsi Challenge, Capparell is co-author of the international best-seller Shackleton’s Way, and most recently, of The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work, about the Birkman workplace assessment tool.

She is also producer and co-director of the documentary, Nazim Hikmet: Living Is No Laughing Matter, about the 20th century Turkish dissident poet. The film is being released this fall.