I’m a speaker, strategist and angel investor. I'm working on my first book.
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My personal motto is: Invest in the change you want to see in the world.
Speaker & Strategist
October 2009 — Present
I'm a networking expert. Listed by Fast Company and Business Insider for my ability to network online, I have a knack for connecting the network dots between people, communities and opportunities. From the European Commission to Bank of America, MoDev, ArabNet and the PGA, I have been sought out as a speaker for my thought leadership on networking, start-up community building and investing in / by women -- as well as sharing insights on my network-fueled career path. An experienced moderator and facilitator, I conduct workshops and lead panels on networking; women & entrepreneurship; marketing, visibility & engaging the media; and creativity & innovation. For more information on how to work with me: http://www.jkellyhoey.co/
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!
Mentoring professionally fearless women on networking, self-promotion, mentorship & sponsorship, entrepreneurship, pitching & fund-raising, building startup advisory board, surviving & thriving in the legal professional, client relationship development, building networks for career transitions and advancement....
Early Stage Ventures & Startups
Advisory Board Member
December 2011 — Present
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. In 2014 I assumed an interim operations role as CMO (April to December 2014) with NYC-based startup Cuurio. I am 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. I volunteer with the YWCA of NYC's Girls Geek Club.
Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator
Co-Founder & Managing Director
December 2011 — May 2014
Founded in 2011, Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) was the first startup accelerator to focus its investment strategy on mobile-first female led startup ventures. From December 2011 to December 2013, in addition to my role as a founder, I was also WIM's executive director and responsible for day-to-day operations connected to launching and running WIM's first accelerator program. I was also responsible for the development and front-line leadership of WIM's marketing, digital, community engagement and partnership activities.