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For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Whether they are designing an ethical handbag line, teaching girls to write code, or spearheading microfinancing for women in the developing world, we want to hear about them.
Bustle is looking for young women who are using their prodigious talents to make an impact, to do good, or to change the world. Our 2017 nominees will get a trip to New York City for a fall 2017 event, a feature on Bustle, and access to professional development tools and a community of accomplished women. Past honorees include Afghani journalist Mahnaz Rezaie, scientist Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, artist Taylor Yocom, and trans health advocate Blossom Brown.
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By Claire Warner

This Woman’s Work Could Completely Change How We Treat Neurological Diseases

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By Lucia Peters

This Woman’s Restaurant Deserves Your Attention — And Not Just Because Of Its Amazing Menu

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By Alli Hoff Kosik

This Woman Is Leading A Mental Health Revolution For Women Of Color

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Mental health issues are still treated as taboo, de…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Meet The Entrepreneur Who Wants To Help You Travel The World

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By Brandi Neal

How One Woman's Search For The Perfect Gift Led To A STEM-Inspired Activity Box For Kids

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By Sarah Fielding

This Woman Created A Fertility-Tracking Bracelet That Is Transforming Women’s Lives

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By Lea Rose Emery

This Woman Will Change How You Think About Underwear

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By Kase Wickman

How One Woman Is Using Her Love Of Fashion To Make A Difference

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By Kathryn Kattalia

This Former Investment Banker Is Making The Fashion Industry More Size-Inclusive

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By Ayana Lage
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By Amanda Chatel

6 Women With Master's Degrees Reveal Whether Grad School Was Actually Worth It

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By JR Thorpe

7 Hacks For Boosting Your Personal Brand On Twitter, According To Experts

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By Suzannah Weiss

59 Female CEOS Reveal Their First Jobs — and How They Actually Led Them To Success

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By Sarah Fielding

These Are The Most Rewarding Jobs For Women

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By Elizabeth Enochs

This Is How To Present The Best Possible Version Of Yourself On LinkedIn

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By Suzannah Weiss
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A Day In The Life Of A Female Engineer

To be totally honest, until recently, I had an extremely limited knowledge of what it actually meant to be an "engineer." Luckily, though, I have since educated myself more on the profession, and set out to find out what a day in the life of someone …
By Erin Kelly
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5 Tech Pros Share The Advice They Wish They Knew Starting Out

Hindsight is such a crazy concept. Having the knowledge that I have now could have been SO incredibly helpful (and, let’s be honest, saved me from some embarrassing situations) when I was younger. Not only could I have avoided small slip-ups, like dr…
By Erin Kelly
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6 STEM Veterans Share Their Best Advice For Women Interested In Tech

As a college student or teenager, it can be incredibly intimidating to approach and network with more experienced professionals. And, okay… as a young professional myself, I haven’t found the experience to get that much easier. After all, the whole i…
By Erin Kelly

Why You Need To Take Your Mental Health Days, According To Experts

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By Amanda Chatel

7 Things You Should Always Include On A Personal Website

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By Melanie Mignucci

This Is The Best Career For You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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By Amanda Chatel

How To Talk To Your Boss About Work Burnout (Even When They're Causing It)

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By Lea Rose Emery

This Is How You Know It's Time To Switch Careers, According To Experts

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By Lea Rose Emery

These Tests Will Show You What Job You Should Actually Have

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By Lucia Peters

11 Ways To Make Working Remotely Feel Less Lonely

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If You Think You’re Having A Quarter-Life Crisis, You’re Not Alone

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By Mia Mercado

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Your Job — At Least Not Yet

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By Amanda Chatel

The Best Ways To Make Friends At Work If You're Feeling Shy

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