Kelly Hoey is a master of staying connected. She is an author, speaker, and one of the world’s top networking experts. Everyone from Forbes to Inc. to Fast Company has celebrated her insights into forging ties and sustaining relationships. She is also the author of the smash hit Build Your Dream Network. Today Kelly reveals everything we need to know about cultivating a meaningful and rewarding network. She also shows us how to break through networking anxieties, talks about the power of listening and observation, explores the art of managing social media, and much more.
Becoming aware of your own special sauce (and how to share it with the world)
What it means to be an ambivert
The two networks everyone needs to succeed
How to surround yourself with people who encourage you
Why introverts make the best networkers
Kelly Hoey is a speaker, investor, and the author of Build Your Dream Network. She 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.” She has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, contributes to publications such as Fast Company and Inc., and works with inclusive companies including Comcast, Capital One and Turnstone.
Kelly’s career story is one transformation, and can only be explained by her unique ability to tap into networks and make valuable connections. Her career started in corporate law, eventually transitioning to the management side of Big Law. A chance opportunity in 2009 to work with a visionary leader sparked her transition from earning a paycheck to seeking equity. 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, influencer and investor. In addition to her portfolio of angel investments, she is a limited partner in two venture capital funds and an advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. On top of her professional pursuits, Kelly is the Chief Tech Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Girls Geek Club.