About J. Kelly Hoey

Speaker + Author

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World.

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”.

If you would have asked Kelly back in 2009 if she believed any of those descriptions would be used within a few short years to describe her, she just might have said: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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With her law degree and business cards in hand, Kelly advanced along a predictable corporate career path until a unique opportunity in 2009 encouraged her to stop playing it safe. Working alongside the visionary leader of a global business network for women, co-founding a startup accelerator, angel investing, an interim CMO position (and reporting to a founder/CEO twenty+ years younger) – these roles are all part of Kelly’s career journey to becoming a published author and keynote speaker.

Kelly has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, moderated the Meet The Innovators speaker series at the Apple Store, 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, event moderator, workshop facilitator and host of the Build Your Dream Network podcast.

J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network
J. Kelly Hoey - author networking expert keynote speaker

Beyond the book, blog and podcast!

Subscribe to the BUILD YOUR DREAM Newsletter where every couple weeks or when the mood strikes her (or more likely, bad networking behavior) Kelly shares networking building insights to help you build YOUR dream network and career. Bonus! Click here to download Kelly's #BYDN guide to LinkedIn.

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Looking to advance your career or grow your business or have some other burning network building question that you can’t find the answer to? Email Kelly: admin @ jkellyhoey.co