J. Kelly Hoey, Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network
Kelly Hoey is a networking expert, acclaimed business columnist, and angel investor who has been hailed as “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship” (Forbes) and one of the “25 Smartest Women on Twitter” (Fast Company). A frequent speaker at leadership conferences, Hoey helps businesses and professionals leverage their formal and informal social networks.
Today, everyone is posting, liking, and friending at break-neck speed, but how these connections can be turned into opportunities for success is a question left largely unanswered. With chapters that borrow from design-thinking and easy-to-understand infographics and flowcharts, Hoey’s book, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World, shows how small changes in anyone’s daily routine can lead to big opportunities. Build Your Dream Network examines the most effective ways to connect without committing to endless rounds of informational interviews and informal coffee meetings. Hoey looks at how IRL networking can be synchronized with digital outreach and how FOMO can be eliminated by keeping networking efforts focused.
After a successful career in corporate law, Hoey now manages a portfolio of angel investments and is the Chief Technology Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Geek Girls Club. She is also a mentor on the millennial career platform Levo League.
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