J. Kelly Hoey


Putting Yourself Out There Edition

My last two newsletters have centered on the themes of pitching, applying, and putting yourself out there. Yes, moving beyond dreaming or journaling what you want and manifesting your future success by actively seeking it out.

Get ready — that theme continues this week, however, before a roundup of the opportunities you still have time to apply for, it is my turn to get vulnerable in order to really go for it.

I have a big ask.

I need your support in reaching my next career milestone or entrepreneurial goal (or whatever you want to call it).

My big ask is for you to pre-order my book, Build Your Dream Network — because my big hairy audacious goal is to have a best seller. That’s not too much of an ask for a gal to ask for with her first book, right? Did I mention that I want a best seller? There, I said it again — and now you really know and you know what you can do to help me reach my BHAG. Pre-order my book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Books A Million or on Hudson Booksellers if you like, or here or even here over on Target.com (even I know there are people in my network who don’t order off Amazon or own a Kindle). After you’ve pre-ordered Build Your Dream Network and you experience the itch to do more…tweet that you pre-ordered it (use the hashtag #BYDN) and/or humble brag your pre-order on Facebook and then email me to find out about the IRL #BYDN book launch events being planned for Q1 (and how you can host, become a media or event partner or to brainstorm some other inspiration to collaborate in the hustle of my book).

It takes a network — but you knew already that I would say exactly that.

As for those opportunities you’re seeking for your venture, read on (now that you’ve pre-ordered #BYDN) and let’s continue to help each other reach new (and greater) career milestones:

Sign up for The Women In Tech Summit mailing list so you don’t miss the call for speakers for their 2017 events in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston and Raleigh, NC.

Applications for the 92nd St Y’s 2017 Women inPower Fellowship are now open! If you are In upper-middle management or be 3–5 years away from the C-suite or equivalent in your sector — Apply!

A chance at $120,000 in grant prizes plus coveted 1:1 with an investor. Apply for a seat to pitch an investor — by riding in an Uber car on October 26. This unique pitch event brought to you by The Refinery, Kauffman Foundation and Uber, is open to tech companies with female founders from all over the country (note, however the rides will be taking place in Providence, New Haven, Stamford, Baltimore, Washington DC and Kansas City). Deadline to apply is October 20th.

Apply to be part of something radical — and generous. Do you want to join a community of radically generous women who commit to support your success by opening up their vast networks and expertise, leveraging their buying power for your products and services, offering capital in the form of a low-interest loan on a five-year term, and providing one-year of world-class coaching and support? Then SheEO is the network you’ve been waiting for! In order to qualify for SheEO, your venture must be:
  • Women-led
  • Majority women-owned (+51%)
  • Over $50K in revenue this year
  • Located in one of the 2016 regions: LA, SF/Bay Area, Colorado and Canada

Deadline to apply for SheEO is October 31.

Inspiring women entrepreneurs, time to apply to the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program! The Tory Burch Foundation Fellows receive:
  • 1-Year Fellowship
  • Trip to NYC for a 3-Day Workshop at Tory Burch
  • $10,000 business education grant
  • Chance to participate in a pitch competition to win a $100,000 grant investment

The application closes on November 10.

This post originally appeared in Innovator Insights, Kelly Hoey’s weekly newsletter. To get insights in your inbox, sign up here.


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