Erin Kelly is a writer, runner and triathlete living in New York City.
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How One Woman Broke In To Wine's "Boys Club" And Became A Sommelier

Women love wine — at least according to the informal survey I took of myself and every woman I’ve ever met. That’s why I was surprised to learn that the wine industry has historically been a male-dominated field, and today, just 10 percent of lead…
By Erin Kelly
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Here's What A Week In The Life Of A Female Pilot Actually Looks Like

From air pressure changes and cramped quarters to bumpy rides and delays, airplane travel can by trying — so just imagine what it's like for the pilots who deal with it every single day. It’s about time we start thanking these real heroes behind our…
By Erin Kelly
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Take A Power Walk With Neha Kulkarni, Who Believes The Key To A Successful Career Is Balance

Choosing a career is a huge decision. But if you’re anxious about the road ahead, know that your first job doesn't define the entire trajectory of your career. Perhaps no one knows this better than Neha Kulkarni. Though she currently holds the role…
By Erin Kelly

The 7 Best Running Shoes For Women You Can Actually Get At Walmart

As a running coach, I get tons of questions about the shoes I wear, what running-specific sneaker brands I recommend, and why. While I’ve run in many different types of shoes over the years, I’ve come to learn that my feet feel best when they’re…
By Erin Kelly
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These Three Women Found Success Outside Of The Big City, & Their Advice Is So Inspiring

Earlier this year, I packed what I could into three large suitcases, sold or donated the rest of my material possessions, quit my job, and moved clear across the country in search of a change of pace and to pursue a new career by going back to…
By Erin Kelly
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10 Women Explain What "Success" Means To Them, And Their Answers Are So Inspiring

As kids, we’re often told that we can be whatever we want to be when we grow up — meaning that from a very young age, the whole concept of success is subjective. Whether the child version of yourself aspired to be an astronaut or a novelist — heck,…
By Erin Kelly

Build A Home Gym With These 8 Health & Fitness Gadgets From Walmart

Want to know a secret? Despite being an avid fitness enthusiast and a running coach with a full roster of clients, there are some days that even I can’t muster up enough motivation to go to the gym. It’s not that I don’t want to keep up a consistent…
By Erin Kelly
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7 Rule-Breaking Women Share The 'A-Ha!' Moment That Led To Their Career 180

In an era where “Busy!” is a standard response to a friend asking how we're doing, it feels easier than ever to get caught up in life's fictional timelines that tell us when to start a career, when to settle down, and everything in between. In fact,…
By Erin Kelly
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These Are The Career 'Rules' You Need To Forget Right Now

I remember a lot about my first internship — and most vividly, I remember what I wore. Following orders from a career counselor at my university, I went out and bought a pantsuit. I thought the outfit was a little formal, but my advisor was…
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6 Training Essentials From Walmart A Running Coach Actually Swears By

As a running coach, I get a lot of questions about the best gear options available for runners. While a good pair of running shoes is all you need to begin a regime, you won’t get very far without the right accessories or a place to keep your…
By Erin Kelly
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Olay Is Celebrating Women In Male-Dominated Jobs And We're So Here For It

Though I loved writing in high school and pursued journalism in college, I had mixed feelings about the field. I felt like all the major news anchors and journalists at the time were men two or three times my age. I didn’t feel like I could relate…
By Erin Kelly
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In The Bustle Booth With Rent The Runway CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman

When influential women hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. In this special…
By Erin Kelly
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5 Steps You Can Take To Become A Trailblazer For Women In The Workplace

The road to trailblazing career woman is far from easy. After I graduated from college, I moved out of my parent’s house in New Jersey and into a very tiny apartment in New York City. It was way too expensive for my entry-level salary, but I was…
By Erin Kelly
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What Can You Do To Get Ahead In Your Career Today?

By Erin Kelly & Allison Gore
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Four Female Artists Who Are Inspiring the Next Generation of Creators

Filters and social media settings make it easy for anyone to pretend they’re an artist. But let’s be real: Unless we’re talking about a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, creating something that we’re proud of is really difficult! And it doesn't end…
By Erin Kelly
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Take A Power Walk With The Founders Of Havenly, Entrepreneur Sisters Who Are Defying The Odds Every Day

Ready for a wild statistic? Only 2.2 percent of venture capitalist funding goes to female-owned businesses. While it’s more than the 1.9 percent of venture funding female founders were granted in 2016, it still pales in comparison to the 79 percent…
By Erin Kelly
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We Tried Living Like the Ultimate Californian For A Week And Here's What Happened

After the harsh (and bizarre!) winter we experienced on the East Coast, I’m definitely not the only person in New York City who considered a cross-country move. When you think about it, the appeal of the West Coast isn’t simply limited to better…
By Erin Kelly
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5 Healthy Avocado Dishes That Go Way Beyond Avo Toast

If fruits had a royal family, you can bet California Avocados would be the queen of the court — and for good reason! Not only is the green delicacy nutritious (with nearly 20 vitamins and nutrients), it’s also incredibly delicious, which may account…
By Erin Kelly
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3 Women Share The Sunday Funday Activity They Look Forward To All Week

It happens to the best of us: After a wonderful weekend of sleeping in, doing odd jobs around the house (laundry, grocery shopping, decluttering!), and getting in some quality time with your squad, Sunday rolls around and you still haven't done that…
By Erin Kelly
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In the Bustle Booth with Thasunda Duckett

When influential women hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Thasunda…
By Erin Kelly