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J. Kelly Hoey

Networking and Communication Expert
Country: USA

Build Your Dream Network with speaker J. Kelly Hoey who shares solutions to future-proofing your company and career. Years of experience in networking and connecting makes Kelly an influencer who has exceptional relationship building skills, and strong cross industry networks. With an intense focus on diversity and inclusion Kelly Hoey sees the importance of collaboration.

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  • As the author of Build Your Dream Network, J. Kelly Hoey is an energetic and passionate speaker on networking, female empowerment and career development.
  • Kelly 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 the 10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City’s Startup Scene”).
  • EBW 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. She has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, contributes to publications such as GOBankingRates, Forbes.com and works with inclusive companies including Capital One.

Kelly’s career story is one transformation, and can only be explained by her creatively simple ways to tap into networks, then maintain those valuable connections. Her career started in Toronto as a banking attorney, eventually transitioning to the management side of an international law firm based in New York City. A chance opportunity in 2009 to work with a visionary leader of a global business network for women sparked her transition from earning a paycheck to seeking equity.

Co-founding a startup accelerator then an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of her journey of reinvention as an author, writer, creator and investor. In addition to her portfolio of angel investments, she is a limited partner in two venture capital funds, collaborates frequently with the Canadian Digital Media Network and is an adviser to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

    Keynotes of speaker J. Kelly Hoey 

    Networking in the Hyper-Connected 21st Century

    • Networking today is all about making the transition from online to in-person. LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are just as important as coffee meetings and handwritten thank you notes.
    • In this session, J. Kelly Hoey illustrates how formal and informal communication tools come together to create a community that can bring anyone closer to achieving their goals.

    Keynotes of speaker J. Kelly Hoey 

    Networking Into Leadership Roles

    • College students and new professionals may feel lost when stepping into their career potential and overlook the networking opportunities they need to succeed. Success is not a question of luck! The truth is that among the digital connections that young professionals nurture on social media, the passion projects and side hustles they pursue, the career guidance they seek and the very tools for success are right in front of them.
    • In this talk, J. Kelly Hoey dismantles networking misconceptions, opening her audience’s eyes to the opportunities they already have and how to best leverage them.

    Keynotes of speaker J. Kelly Hoey 

    How To Future Proof Your Career

    • The key to finding that new client, coveted promotion, unexpected opportunity or next job (in a role or industry that may not even exist today) rests squarely in the networks you engage with and relationships you choose to build.
    • In this talk, Kelly Hoey shifts our perspective on the act (and art) of networking, dismantles networking misconceptions and provides a network-driven framework for navigating career goals.
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