Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World (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”.

Kelly’s career story is all about networks. Her career started out with a law degree and a job in a big Canadian law firm. She continued up the corporate law ladder (with a management detour) until a chance opportunity in 2009 encouraged her to think bigger. Working alongside a visionary leader of a global business network for women, co-founding a startup accelerator, angel investing, accepting an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company, adjunct professor, writing a book, advisor to NZ entrepreneurs, launching a podcast – these are all part of her ongoing networked career journey.

Kelly has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, co-created and moderated a speaker series at Apple, and contributed to media publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc.  Kelly is currently at work on her second book, focused on the networks women need to build for career success.

Kelly joins Mitch to discuss how to build a network, stay in touch and be memorable to the people you meet and connect with.  You can also watch a video of their discussion on our YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe and support the show!


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