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Kelly  Hoey

Kelly Hoey

Author / Investor

I'm the author of the forthcoming book "Build Your Dream Network" to be published January 2017 by Tarcher Perigee.





My personal motto is: Invest in the change you want to see in the world.


Author, Influencer & Professional Speaker

I'm the author of the forthcoming book - Build Your Dream Network - to be released in January 2017 by Tarcher Perigee.

I am a problem solver who strongly believes most challenges - from funding to landing a board position to getting that dream job - are solved by building relationships and tapping into networks.

From the European Commission to Bank of America, IEEE, Comcast and the PGA, I have been sought out as a speaker for my thought leadership on networking, community building, and investing in / by women -- as well as sharing insights on my network-fueled career path.

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Podcast Host

I'm the host of a new podcast, BroadMic, which is breaking the mold about what it means to be a successful entrepreneur. On BroadMic, I interview a variety of role models, and access the candid conversations you need to take your business or startup venture forward. #ThinkBroad

The first season of BroadMic includes my conversations with entrepreneurs Heidi Messer & Carley Roney; investors Susan Lyne, Joanne Wilson & Jessica Peltz; and technology thought leader/VC Jalak Jobanputra.

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The Confidence Edition

You don’t get what you want, learn a new skill or get tapped for new projects without hard work, curiosity and hustle. Put in the time, block & tackle the tough stuff, grab the stretch assignments – without being asked or told to - are the ways you learn, then know your shit.

Read all of my musings on Confidence
Connecting the dots and aligning networking actions with the end goal. I'm a master a reverse engineering the networking process.

Mentoring professionally fearless women who are members of the Levo community on career building and career navigation tactics as well as creating the connections and networks you need to navigate the new economy.

I've been a corporate lawyer. As a law firm manager, I built professional development training programs, implemented a women's initiative and designed a global alumni program. I was the first president of 85 Broads. I co-founded a startup accelerator. I was interim CMO for a startup. Now, I am finally creating my dream job!

Tina's Rules

Tina Roth Eisenberg @SwissMiss has some inspiring rules "Invest your life in what you love" + "If an opportunity scares you, take it" + "Don’t complain, forget it or make something better" for creating the career and life you want.

Watch my interview with Tina on iTunes

Inc. Magazine


I'm a columnist on with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, women / investing and ways to network in the new economy.


Career Tip For Game Changers

Keep hustling your day job - even if your heart is longing to work on a dream project.

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Entrepreneurs' Must Reads

Looking for a long-read recommendation not suggested by an algorithm or off of the current best-seller list? After interviewing over 60 entrepreneurs, here's a list of intriguing suggestions to use to select your next read. My personal recommendation: Katharine Graham's Personal History.

Check out the full list of titles.

Startup Advice On Pitching Investors

Researching potential investors is part investment analyst and part archaeologist, part stalker, paparazzi and private investigator. That passion you've applied to creating your product? Apply the same level of relentless curiosity to researching potential investors.

Watch this, before you pitch a VC.

Career Tip For Job Seekers

Take a hard look at how you show-up online. Does your social networking activity support your professional ambitions?

Read more job search tips.

Networking Tip: How To Stand Out

“Until you take the final step of connecting — personally, old school — the network is incomplete and useless.”

Read More Networking Tips.

Early Stage Ventures & Startups

Advisory Board Member

I advise on a formal basis a select number of early-stage emerging technology companies. In 2014 I joined the board of directors of the Tampa Bay WaVE accelerator and Juicelabs in Cairo, Egypt. I'm a mentor for New York City Venture Fellows, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator and Grand Central Tech in New York City, BuildUP VC in SF and Nebraska based startup accelerator Straight Shot.


Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator

Co-Founder & Managing Director

My motto is “invest in the change you want to see in the world.” I'm an acknowledged leader in the startup community for actively investing in women. In 2011, I co-founded the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams.