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Kelly Hoey
Works at Startups & Early Stage Tech Companies
Attended University of British Columbia
Lived in Victoria, British Columbia
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In 2013, just 26 percent of computing jobs in the U.S. were held by women, down from 35 percent in 1990, according to the study released Thursday by the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit that promotes gender equality. 
Google just hired Ruth Porat to be its chief financial officer, and is paying her a reported $70 million. You’d think that’s a sign things are looking up for women in the tech industry. Not quite....
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Had to share this email - I so appreciate the feedback and response to my weekly newsletter. 
"I just want to tell you that I always look forward to your weekly insights. I subscribe to a lot of newsletters but I always put down whatever it is I am doing to read what you have to report. I found this read especially interesting because of the Beirut connection - my previous job was working for the American University of Beirut and I will always have an affinity for the culture and people of that region. Your description of: " Immense generosity. Tenacity, drive and the ability to party like it’s 1999. Ingenuity, ambition, vision and tremendous pride. A country and people not only seeking opportunity, but also proactively creating it." was spot on (especially the ability to party like it's 1999 part!)"

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When the speech is in your head, you need an outlet for your thoughts even when you can't be in front of the intended audience. 

#women   #entrepreneurship  
I was recently invited by the Canadian government to speak at an invite-only entrepreneur forum in the nation’s capital.…
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Tuesday evening will be here before you know it! Don't forget to RSVP for Over 40 Females event hosted by St John's in their Fifth Avenue flagship store. I'll be there, debunking networking myths and tacking networking taboos.
“How does a nice girl from Victoria, British Columbia land in New York City to become an angel investor, board member, and CMO of a hot tech startup?” The answer: Business Networks & Diverse Professional Relationships. Join us as Networking Strategist Kelly Hoey shares how-to strategies to build ...
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"Not all men golf, play poker, or smoke cigars, but they're likely to show up to a gathering that's a who's who of folks whose orbit they want to be in." 

#networking  
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Not if but rather which College Degree to pursue. Best return on investment = Engineering + CS. 

"Engineering and computer-science students earn most, achieving an impressive 20-year annualised return of 12% (the S&P 500 managed just 7.8%). Engineers were also least dependent on institutional prestige" 

#STEM  
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When I was fundraising, I reached out to relationships I built early in my career. If I didn't have a connection to the firm, I would seek out fellow parents -- both women and men -- in the VC because of our shared understanding about the product I was building. If one doesn't share a passion about you or a passion about what you're building, its harder to understand the value. -- Kara Nortman, Partner at Upfront Ventures, a VC firm in LA, and Chairman of Seedling
I was the first female CEO in the top 25 research companies. When I sold my company, I worked with all VC guys. They ran a company built with numbers; I ran a company built with passion. They rewrote my pitch deck, because I was told, "This is h...
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Q: What problem would you like solved? 
A: Stockings that do not run. That’s next for me – unless someone else will please do it already.

#InConversationWith   #entrepreneurship  
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I agree with her! Stocking runs are the devil!!
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“For anyone, whether a startup or an individual, opportunity comes from networks. You never know where your next opportunity, your sale, your CTO, your first hire [will come from], and you don’t want them coming from the same perspective or the same network, so wider networks [are very important],”  - my interview with Wamda during the ArabNet conference last week in Beirut. 

#networks   #networking   #startups   #communitybuilding    
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Concepts of ownership and privacy are changing, with a steady move towards increased collaboration and sharing. Learn more on 4/8 at Sharing Economy Meets Privacy Participatory Panel hosted by Creative Workspace at The Harlem Business Alliance. Panelists include Matthew Mitchell, Interactive News Developer, NY Times, John Oppermann, Exec Director of Earth Day New York and me.

#sharingeconomy   #privacy   #technology  
The Sharing Economy Meets Privacy Participatory Panel  kicks-off at  6:30PM on Wednesday, April 8th , and you're invited!   Concepts of ownership and privacy are changing, with a steady move towards increased collaboration and sharing and we're going to talk about it with an amazing panel of speakers.   Our meeting spot is Creative Workspace at The Harlem Business Alliance,  located at  275 Lenox Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10027.  ...
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Tuesday evening will be here before you know it! Don't forget to RSVP for Over 40 Females event hosted by St John's in their Fifth Avenue flagship store. I'll be there, debunking networking myths and tacking networking taboos.

#networking  
“How does a nice girl from Victoria, British Columbia land in New York City to become an angel investor, board member, and CMO of a hot tech startup?” The answer: Business Networks & Diverse Professional Relationships. Join us as Networking Strategist Kelly Hoey shares how-to strategies to build ...
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One of my fellow "Hot Trends In Web and Mobile" panelists at ArabNet - Monty Munford, founder of Mob76 - shares his thoughts on the Beirut tech startup and entrepreneurial eco-system.
The benighted, yet still glamorous city of Beirut conjures up images of war and violence, but its tech ecosystem is growing and giving hope that it can rise again as a force in the region
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Work
Occupation
Chief Marketing Officer at Cuurio
Skills
Connecting the dots and creating opportunities.
Employment
  • Startups & Early Stage Tech Companies
    Advisor & Board Member, 2011 - present
    I am the independent director for startup Glimpse (fastest disappearing group messaging app for groups https://weneedglimpse.com/). I am also an advisor for emerging technology startups Cuurio, Rchery and GenoStyle. For Cuurio, I also assumed an interim CMO role (April to December 2014). Cuurio is a NYC based startup which guides brands to innovation opportunities in a flooded and fragmented digital emerging tech market. In 2014 I joined the board of directors of the Tampa Bay WaVE accelerator. http://www.tampabaywave.org/ and Juicelabs in Cairo, Egypt http://juicelabs.me/. I am a mentor for 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 // http://www.ywcanyc.org/kelly-hoey/
  • Self
    Speaker & Strategist, 2009 - present
    From the European Commission to Bank of America, MoDev 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, I conduct workshops and lead panels on networking; women & entrepreneurship; marketing, visibility & engaging the media; and creativity & innovation. For professionals looking to increase their leadership visibility, I consult on defining and building an expertise-focused brand as well as navigating the business networking and (social) media terrain. For more information on how to work with me: http://www.jkellyhoey.co/ Keeping my hand in my first career (law), I'm delighted to be WILEF's exclusive social networking and digital engagement coach: http://bit.ly/1lSSWT1
  • Cuurio
    Interim CMO, 2014 - 2014
    Advisor to NYC based startup, Cuurio founded by Lexie Kier. Assumed an interim CMO role (April to December 2014). Cuurio guides brands to innovation opportunities in a flooded and fragmented digital emerging tech market.
  • Women Innovate Mobile
    Founder, 2011 - 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. Additionally, I lead WIM's marketing, community engagement and partnership activities, including: - building a following of over 88,000 on Google+ with WIM's #womenwhotech interview series, - launching the Meet The Innovators speaker series in New York, Chicago and London in partnership with Apple, - developing WIM's Founder Breakfast networking series - creating editorial content for WIM's website (Female Founder Watch, Mentor In The Room blog series), and building WIM's social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest) - developing strategic partnerships to fuel the growth of WIM portfolio companies with companies such as Turnstone, Morgan Stanley, TriNet, American Airlines, Pitchbook, Google, Grind Workspaces, .CO and others.
  • 85 Broads
    President, 2009 - 2010
    Full-time strategic advisor and thought-partner to 85 Broads and the network's Founder & CEO, Janet Hanson. A mature, yet evolving paid-membership community, I was retained to "lift the hood" in order to focus and develop strategies for future growth of the global business network of executive and professional women.
  • White & Case
    Manager of Global Alumni Programmes, 2008 - 2009
    The challenge presented by the firm's CMO was to develop, invigorate, relaunch and expand White & Case's global alumni programme. The role required an understanding of "best practice alumni programming", the firm's culture and strategic business initiatives and the profile of the firm's unique global alumni community as well as the ability to innovate in a tough economy and to build alliances across offices and departments. To enhance the firm’s web-based alumni programme, my responsibilities included: - Formulate and execute day-to-day online community management strategies, including the editorial voice, moderation policy, alumni engagement and outreach initiatives. - Management of communications with alumni community on ongoing programs, updates and events. - Promotion of a social and engagement approach within the firm and alumni community, contributing articles, information of interest and other creative content ideas. - Monitor and comment on trends in online community tools. - Monitor other corporate alumni programs and be aware of changes, successful outreach efforts and developments. - Improvement of the collection of alumni data globally and and enhancement of the alumni transition process. - Creation of internal and external alumni communications strategy. The role required a close working relationship with internal stakeholders (CMO, marketing and business development team, the Firm's leadership, practice groups, information systems and the talent development professionals) as well as the alumni community in the development and execution of the alumni relations engagement strategy.
  • White & Case
    Manager of Professional Development (Americas), 2004 - 2008
    Mandate was to manage all aspects of talent development for associates in the United States. The role focused on the strategic development and implementation of initiatives such as business skills development workshops and leadership and introduced transition executive coaching programs, project management role of upward evaluation process for partners, counsel and senior associates, design of in-house learning and development curriculum, including first-year associate orientation, financial education programs, communication skills curriculum and the management of the annual evaluation and performance review process and year-end bonus and compensation process. This role also included responsibility for the day-to-day management and oversight of the expansion of the firm's global Women’s Initiative and Women's Network as well as being a resource for U.S. offices on Women’s Network programming and networking events. Highlights – Programming & Initiatives: -Design and pilot leadership coaching program. -Develop and implement maternity leave executive coaching program. -Design and conduct internal workshop on business development and client relationship management for associates and counsel. Coach workshop participants on drafting and implementation of personal business plans. -Collaborate with client on the development of an in-house 3-day Mini MBA program. -Develop and implement an in-house Trial Skills Curriculum. -Design agenda and programming for Women’s Network Retreats. -Project management for the global roll-out of Women’s Initiative in 2007. Oversight of consultant and the investigative portion of the study process (focus groups, roundtable discussions and one-on-one interviews). Alongside the consultant, communicated findings and recommendations to the Firm. -Provide information and project leadership on external surveys. Conduct focus groups and follow-up interviews based on survey results.
  • Sidley Austin
    Associate, 1998 - 2002
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
    Associate, 1996 - 1998
  • Miller Thomson LLP
    Associate, 1991 - 1996
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Victoria, British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia - Toronto, Ontario - New York, New York
Story
Tagline
Speaker, Strategist, Startup Advisor and Board Member.
Introduction
"If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do." - Lucille Ball 

I'm a speaker and strategist. Details on how you can work with me is on my website jkellyhoey.co

I'm working on my first book. In addition to posting on Linkedin, I have a regular column "In Conversation With" highlighting women entrepreneurs on SharpHeels. (also check out my "Meet The Innovators" speaker series on iTunes).

I advise and have invested in a few early stage companies. I mentor startups through my participation in selected startup accelerators. I'm a volunteer with the YWCA of New York City's Geek Girls Club.

Bragging rights
Listed in Forbes as one of five women changing the world of VC/Entrepreneurship, by Fast Company as one of the “25 Smartest Women On Twitter”, by Business Insider as 1 or the 100 Most Influential Tech Women on Twitter and one of 40 women over 40 to watch, I was one of 100 innovators on British Airway's UnGrounded flight from SF to London.
Education
  • University of British Columbia
    Law, 1988 - 1991
  • University of Victoria
    Political Science & Economics, 1983 - 1987
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Gender
Female