Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee).
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 Fast Company and Inc., and works with inclusive companies including Capital One and Comcast.
Kelly’s career story is one transformation, and can only be explained by her unique ability to tap into networks and make 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 the startup accelerator Women Innovate Mobile then an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of her journey of reinvention as an author, influencer and investor. In addition to her portfolio of angel investments, she is a limited partner in two venture capital funds and an adviser to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.