J. Kelly Hoey


Kelly is an author, influencer, lawyer and operator. - LinkedIn

Kelly is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee).  

Media honours for Kelly are abundant. 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”).

Kelly’s career started in corporate law, eventually transitioning to the management side of a global law firm. Co-founding a startup accelerator then an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of her journey of career reinvention as an author, influencer and investor. Kelly is active in the North American startup community and is an advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

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Kelly is dedicated to living an active global life!