Listed by Fast Company and Business Insider for her social influence, Kelly is an expert in leveraging networks, building engaged communities and positioning strategies for rising above the networking noise, both online and off. With a reputation for providing direct, practical and actionable guidance, Kelly empowers her clients with frameworks to take networking opportunities to the next level of growth. “Stop committing random acts of networking” is her frequent (and favorite) advice.
Kelly is an Inc.com columnist and appears regularly as an investor panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch. A skilled moderator, she has guided conversations with leaders in technology, investment and innovation as part of Apple’s in-store Meet The Innovator speaker series. Kelly is sought out for her unique perspective into networking and community building, addressing members of the European Commission and audiences at SXSW, IEEE Women in Leadership, 2014 PGA Championship, The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Women In The Boardroom, Bank of America, Disruptors (Dublin), MoDev, MINC (Malmo), Philly Women in Tech Summit, amongst others.
Her social media influence has been sought out by for projects with The New Yorker, HSBC, Coca-Cola, P&G, ECCO and New York Life.
Kelly’s motto is “invest in the change you want to see in the world.” She is an acknowledged leader in the startup community for actively investing in women. In 2011, Kelly co-founded the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams. Kelly continues to advise emerging technology companies and actively mentors startups through selected accelerator programs in New York City. She is the Chief Technology Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Geek Girls Club and mentors on millennial career platform, Levo.
Previously, Kelly was immersed in the professional services world, initially as a corporate attorney, and then in management, leading the development of a global law firm’s alumni, professional development and women’s initiatives. In 2009, Kelly became the first president of the women’s business networking group 85 Broads.
Dreamers // Doers: Making-it-Happen with Kelly Hoey
Dreamers // Doers: Making-it-Happen Soirée event series.