Kelly Hoey on Building Your Dream Network

Date: 18 Jan 2017

Location: Polsinelli 600 3rd Ave. New York NY 10016

At crucial points in Kelly Hoey’s life—through three graduations and two career changes; each time during a recession—she innately understood the benefit of networking. Today, the master networker, connector, author, investor and speaker is highly sought after for her views on how to make networking efficient and effective.

“Networking is actually just human relationships and people,” she recently told a reporter. “It’s not a platform, it’s not an app. Relationships are what drive economies, ideas and create possibilities. It’s not who you know. It’s not what you know. It’s who knows what you know.”

Now, Hoey has published Build Your Dream Network (TarcherPerigree Jan. 2017) to guide individuals through the sometimes-arduous process of networking.

“Kelly has a profound ability to build strong networks, but more powerful than that, she understands when and how to activate a network, and how to leverage connections to build value,” notes Elizabeth Talerman, CEO, Managing Partner, Nucleus.

The book helps:

  • Determine the most effective ways to connect with others so you don’t clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and informational interviews
  • Synchronize IRL networking efforts with your digital outreach
  • Turn “closed door” conversations into strong personal relationships and business opportunities
  • Eliminate FOMO by keeping your networking efforts focused
    Join us as Kelly Hoey discusses these tips and provides practical advice that you can implement into your life. She also will sign copies of her book.

Speaker Biography:

J. Kelly Hoey is a writer, investor, connector and networking expert, lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). A columnist for, she’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and her clients include The New Yorker, Coca-Cola, PBS, L’Oréal, Capital One, and Dove. Connect with her at or find her on Twitter (@jkhoey). #bydn

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
6:00 to 6:30 – Registration & cocktails
6:30 to 7:30 – Discussion
7:30 to 7:45 – Audience Q&A
7:45 to 8:00 – Book signing

Venue: Polsinelli Law Firm

$15/Member guest
$30/Nonmember alumni
No refunds will be given. Program is off the record. Books will be available for purchase.

Organizers: Celia Currin MBA 1972, Cindy Tran MBA 2004

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