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Happy Birthday To Me

By August 24, 2016 February 1st, 2019 No Comments

Last year I gathered 250+ friends together for my 50th Birthday Roast, this year I’m celebrating by jumping on a plane and sending out this brief newsletter.

The gratitude for opportunity, to pursue your dreams daily and to be supported in doing so, is truly an amazing gift. A privileged gift in fact, and I remind myself not to overlook that. Pursuing what you want to do in life or feel compelled or driven to do or passionate for…is an immense privilege. I started my “career” in 1991 (no, I’m not counting the part-time jobs and internships that preceded my first job in a law firm) however, it is only now at age 51 that I know I’m doing what I was meant to be doing. Yes, I’m more than a bit thankful I finally found my true calling! And I’m thankful for the journey with all of its ups, downs, detours etc. that brought me to where I am now.

I’m immensely grateful, that you take the time to read this damn newsletter of mine every week, that so many of you have pre-ordered my book “Build Your Dream Network” and supported a cause near and dear to my heart, the YWCA of NYC’s Girls Geek Club.

A very happy day pretty much daily for me, indeed.

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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.