Erica Swallow is an entrepreneur, MIT Sloan student, international speaker, and journalist focused on the worlds of technology, travel, wine, and collaborative consumption. She is passionate about using technology to create real-world connections among people and things. Erica’s work has been published in a number of esteemed publications, including Mashable, CNN, Forbes, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Business Insider, American Express OPEN Forum, and Pursuitist.
Erica has been invited to speak about her work at conferences and events all across the world, including WOMMA Summit in Las Vegas, Social Marketers Summit in Prague, Social Media Brasil in São Paulo, and SXSW in Austin.
Previously, Erica was the director of community for tech startup Contently, where she managed online and offline community building. She also previously managed the highly successful supported content program for tech news site Mashable and helped develop and implement the social media marketing strategy for The New York Times.
Starting fall 2013, Erica will be pursuing an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and she is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing.