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Mother’s Love? How About Career + Business Mentorship From Mom!

By May 13, 2018January 15th, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

The fourth in a series of mentorship stories featured author Jonathan Fields.

Jonathan provided me with business guidance at a critical decision-making juncture in my book writing journey. I’m indebted to Jonathan for that clear, direct advice he gave me.

In sharing Jonathan’s mentorship story, I asked readers of my newsletter and followers of my posts:

Tell me who has given you key business or career advice. Were you struggling with career “what next” when they guided you to the best solution? Did they provide critical business guidance as you pondered several valid alternatives? Tell me who as well as shedding a little light on that moment.

The randomly selected winner is simply, directly and brilliantly this:

Best business and career advice I received was from my mother. She always taught me to get started, and everything that starts has an end. Success is doing what you believe in and not the end result. — ZUBAIDA BAI, Founder and Chief Executive, ayzh.

ayzh ( pronounced ‘eyes’) is a social enterprise that develops and distributes low-cost, appropriate technology designed to meet the unique needs of women and health institutions in low-resource settings, targeting the time around childbirth. ayzh’s product suite addresses the critical continuum of maternal health namely newborn care, post partum care and menstrual hygiene. You can find Zubaida’s TED talk here.

YES — there are more weekly #BYDN #mynetworktoyou giveaways in the works. Next one is revealed on Tuesday….in my newsletter.


Sign up for my newsletter to learn first who mentored me (and what book I’m personally giving away). And heck yes, I’m looking forward to receiving your mentorship stories.

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.