“Build Your Dream Network” | Talks at Google

By May 5, 2017January 27th, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Networking…it’s not just up the corporate ladder, it is down, around and sideways too. It’s not about kissing butt or hobnobbing with higher-ups …networking is mentoring, training and genuinely leading, making an effort to help others succeed in their career with no other expectation than a simple desire to see them succeed.

I’m mulling on this because of my recent #BYDN talk at Google HQ in Mountain View. The invitation to speak at Google, the organization of the talk and host of the talk came from one person: Abby Bouchon Daniels. Abby was my intern back in the summer of 2012. We’ve stayed in touch since then through social media (yeah Twitter and Facebook!) and managed to catch up over tea in Bryant Park once when work brought Abby back to NYC. We’ve each stayed interested in how the other person is doing.

Being asked to speak at Google — right up there on the book tour highlights list. HOWEVER, being asked by a former intern and having her interview me, that truly made this #BYDN book tour stop special.

Watch Abby interview me here.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). 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 “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.