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Shelby Simon

Writer, Editor and Creative Strategist based in New York, New York

A New Yorker hailing from the Southern United States, Shelby is truly passionate about storytelling, as well as connecting and collaborating with people to make a positive global impact. She has a strong background in multimedia editorial leadership, digital and print publishing, marketing, audience development and brand partnerships. She thrives when given the freedom to innovate and explore big ideas.

Her editorial portfolio includes a wide variety of topics from thought leadership and entrepreneurship to the arts, fashion, news and culture, as well as people profiles and interviews with today's leaders in wellness, policy, social impact, business, travel and more. Shelby has served as an editor and writer for media companies in both New York, City and New Orleans, Louisiana, including The Knot Worldwide, IVY Media, Odyssey Media Group, The Muse, The Advocate - Gambit Weekly and Renaissance Publishing LLC. She also serves as a digital marketing and brand consultant for clients ranging from corporate to startups.

For professional inquiries, feel free to reach out at [email protected] Cheers and happy reading!



Why Dance is Essential to Life with NYCB Principal Ballerina Megan Fairchild

Megan Fairchild is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Ms. Fairchild entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2000. In November 2001, Ms. Fairchild became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in October of the following year.

Dream, Girl: What Happens When Women Share Their Stories

Dream, Girl creates a space for women who are “bursting at the seams” to start their own businesses and to feel seen, while providing the opportunity to have conversations about women in the workplace through the stories shown in the film. Erin believes we should stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader.

How To Join A Nonprofit Associate Board According to the Founder of UNICEF NextGen

In recognition of the tremendous philanthropic impact young professionals are making in support of nonprofits, IVY gathered leaders in seven U.S. cities to share insights on how to launch, run and grow successful nonprofit associate boards. More than 30 speakers and 80 nonprofit representatives in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington D.C.

Stop Planning for Your Future - And Start Developing These 4 Skills to Succeed

Jeff Hittner is the founder of Your Project X, an organization dedicated to helping people (re)discover their purpose to build careers they'll love. Previously, he founded IBM's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting practice globally. He is a partner to global organizations focused on entrepreneurship and youth development, the father to a newborn son, and was an elite gymnast for nearly 15 years.

The Knot
10 Totally Texas Venues

Spring/Summer 2016 print issue. No matter your wedding style, the Lone Star state has the perfect venue for you.


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Bountiful Blooms

The New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates 30 years of “Art in Bloom” with fantastic floral arrangements in celebration of the season.

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New Orleans' Activists Of The Year

By celebrating these six locals, we’re honoring the gifts of their time, their efforts, their energies, their specialties – themselves – that they have given to our city.

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