Oct 15, 2019
TOP TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee).
Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (“1 of the 10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). EBW 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”.
Kelly’s career story is one of transformation – through networking. Her career started out with a law degree and a job in a big Toronto law firm. She continued along a predictable career path, until a chance opportunity landed in her lap in 2009 and she stopped playing it safe, leaping at the chance to work with a visionary leader of a global business network for women. Co-founding a startup accelerator then an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of her journey of reinvention as an author, writer, creator and investor. She has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, moderated a speaker series at Apple, and contributed to publications such as The New York Times, Forbes.com, Fast Company, Inc. and more. Today, Kelly continues to spread her networking message as a sought-out speaker, and host of the Build Your Dream Network podcast.