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The Power Of Peer Networks

By July 23, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Your most important career network is one you’re likely ignoring: your peers. This week on the podcast, Kelly explains why you should be actively sharing information with your peers and offers with three effective networking challenges for you to support, cultivate and promote your powerful peer network. 

Key takeaways:

  • Peers offer relevant and timely career information because they are living and breathing the same challenges as you.
  • Don’t compete with your peers, take the path of collaboration.

What to listen for:

  • 00:38    The glass is refillable: what does this mean for networking?
  • 02:11    Why is it so important to cultivate your network amongst your peers?
  • 04:00    Guidance for networking with peers
  • 04:32    Build your dream network challenges


  • “Peer networks are your career success strategy.” [02:36]
  • “It is not within your control to determine who gets hired, so do not fall into the trap of being competitive with your peers.” [04:09]

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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.