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From My Inbox: April 24, 2023 Edition

By January 12, 2024No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Well, well, well…survey says 43% of you (ok, 43% of those of you who took a little over 2 seconds to answer my first networking survey), you 43% survey-taking folks YOUR approach to professional networking is BRING IT ON. Keep it up career achievers.

Now, as for stuff from my inbox which could enhance your professional networks and give your career a boost:

  • Hello Atlanta! The Power of Wonder Salon Series will be in your city on May 3. This conversation looking at wonder through the lens of connection, creativity and curiosity, features Donna Peters, Founder of The Me-Suite, Amelia Shaffner, strategy and innovation partner at Lexicon Strategies, Lauren Tate Baeza, Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art and Monica Parker, author of The Power of Wonder. Get your (free) ticket.
  • Women entrepreneurs + biz owners + those aspiring to turn a side-gig into a full-time venture who reside in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts…FreshConnections (a Groton based women’s networking group) is hosting its 2023 Women in Business Forum: Exploring Your Path to Success on May 3 in Mystic, CT.
  • Women in tech in SF, join the Female Quotient and Deloitte on April 25 for cocktails and conversation to celebrate women in cyber. And if you’re not physically in SF, join The Fourth Floor online on April 25 for a webinar to learn all about power parity and how to make markets more human by understanding the data behind board of director influence.
  • May 9 join The Fourth Floor for their signature Board Bootcamp event – panel discussion, workshop and networking exercise on how to get a board seat and how to build out your ideal advisory and governing boards. For founders and aspiring board members alike.
  • Women entrepreneurs + investors! ICYMI my previous “From My Inbox” – the Global Action Summit for Women Founders, Investors, Corporates & Policymakers is taking place in Paris, June 29th and 30th.
  • April 28 join 37 Angels founder Angela Lee for an interactive webinar – Looking up in a down market – as to why now may be the right time to build an emerging company investment portfolio. Check out more NYC and online startup events in this list curated by 37 Angels. Your weekly guide…if you’re a startup founder looking at the NYC market (for customers, peer support, investors, investment opportunities etc.) then you should really subscribe to the 37 Angels newsletter (which conveniently curates upcoming NYC startup and investor events).
  • BTW startup founders…on April 28 there’s a morning coffee and conversation with investors and founders who believe tech doesn’t have to be toxic.
  • Call for Speakers! The deadline to apply to speak at The Women in Payments 2023 Canadian Symposium is April 27.
  • Open House New York seeks an energetic and curious professional to serve as Program Coordinator. This position works with a variety of individuals and organizations to co-create and organize OHNY’s programs, including the annual Open House New York Weekend, the Urban Systems series, and other year-round activities. Apply!
  • Join my pal Peggy’s #60daystodiscover daily walk challenge (A Backyard Hiker)

“Say yes, work out the details later”

  • 50 year-old Michelle Lee becomes first solo woman to row across the Pacific Ocean (Women’s Agenda)
  • And a women’s health headline that isn’t devastating – Parsley Health inks deals with California, New York insurers, now in-network for 10M patients (Fierce Healthcare)
  • Women’s Networking Group Builds Student Confidence, Promotes Ambition (Inside Higher Ed)
  • This Women’s Networking Summit in Toronto Will Enrich Your Entrepreneurial Journey (Her Campus)“In moments of panic or uncertainty, it’s always better to address the topic with your community proactively, even if it’s admitting the things you don’t know.”
  • 3 communications learnings from Charlotte Japp Head of Platform at ffVC.
  • Why follow the expected trend, when you can be take the lead on a new path, instead. Everywhere Ventures Bucks Trend by Investing Globally (WSJ)

“There is great power in doing something just an hour or so a week…You never have to do much. You simply have to be consistent.”

  • Laura Vanderkam’s Just A Minute newsletter drops a mind shift insight for those of use who cling to the notion that we just don’t have the time to do the “big”thing (like, read War & Peace or in Laura’s case, write a collection of sonnets).
  • A master palindromist spells out his 40-year ‘love affair with reversibility’ (Aeon)
  • Surreal vignettes form a meditation on love in this Oscar-winning short (Psyche)
  • Jumping back across the pond, THIS is a fascinating listen: Arthur Briggs – The Brit Who Brought Jazz To Europe (BBC Radio 4)
  • Need some inspiration for your kitchen? Check out a selection of perfectly curated kitchen goodies inspired by each of the looks and cuisines of women chefs. (Archive by Dan Mazzarini) + a couple of cookbook authors I’d like to add to Dan’s list (in case you are listening, Dan!): Sandra A. Gutierrez who has one cookbook in the Smithsonian, another forthcoming later this year and an enviable vegetable garden; and then there is baker, a writer, a cookbook author and an inveterate sugar addict, Gesine Bullock-Prado. Lots of glorious baked goodness (and Mama Goose) over on Gesine’s Insta-account (plus no calories when you’re just looking).
  • Explore! Georgia O’Keeffe’s works on paper (which then became paintings). Over at the MoMA on display are the final works, alongside 100+ of her paper explorations. Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time (I mean! the name of the show itself to get me to the MoMA).

    “We felt she represented our ideals of what is beautiful about our Filipino culture”
  • Way to go Vogue (Philippines edition)! ICYMI the April 2023 edition of the magazine features Apo Maria “Whang-Od” Oggay, a 106 year-old woman (and tattoo artist!) on the cover. (Women’s Agenda)
J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.