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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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Priorities and timing are all in the eyes of the beholder.  Sometimes you get it right. Sometimes you don't. Improve your odds by watching and listening before asking. Yes, my weekly newsletter is out - the "When Priorities Clash" edition. 
Ah, the vacation responder. The message setting we love and love to hate. As I've mentioned before, the vacation responder is a time management tool for me. My latest message says it like it is: I'm focused on writing. I'm available for hire. I'm still out & about – just check my website to see ...
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"Often times self-professed brain pickers aren’t looking to cut checks. You’re better off. But who knows? Maybe one will write back to say they’d love to be in business with you." 
Ever been plugging away at your desk when a random “Can I pick your brain?” email from someone you’ve never heard of (or barely know) pops up? While the free lunch or drinks might be tempting, some people actually pay for this type of information exchange: It’s called consulting. And unless you l...
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Come on, how many times have you justified buying something on sale by how much money you have “saved”? Personally, I’ve lost count.
On Friday, New York City lined-up along the Canyon of Champions to cheer on the Women's National Soccer Team. In a recent Inc.com post I shared how irrational the pay and prize purse inequalities are in professional sport (the U.S. women's national team received a $2 million dollar prize purse, ...
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"Twitter used to be a sort of surrogate newsroom/barroom where you could organize around ideas with people whose opinions you wanted to assess."
The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.
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Tuesday, August 11 join influential women entrepreneurs and business owners onsite during the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, WI for an exclusive professional development experience. You will have the opportunity to invest in yourself and your business while convening with other leaders in business and sports. You’ll get up close and personal with exemplary professionals, gaining a unique look at their leadership styles, what makes them and their businesses tick, lessons learned and invaluable personal and professional advice.
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Entrepreneurs outside the US have to grapple with tremendous obstacles that we often take for granted here in the US – obstacles such as corruption, poor infrastructure, weak rule of law, lack of collaborative space. As a result, entrepreneurs abroad have to be more creative about circumventing them while trying to build and scale up an enterprise. - Elmira Bayrasli 
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Are entrepreneurs building companies in economies of scarcity, more innovative and resilient than other entrepreneurs?
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"From Thomas Edison's work to the invention of the transistor, New Jersey has a proud history of technological innovation," said Senator Booker. "Now, Newark is poised to take the next big step forward. Giving start-ups here access to ultra-high bandwidth Internet will attract more entrepreneurship to our community and bring the opportunities of an increasingly interconnected global economy even closer to people. That means the creation of jobs and a stronger city and state."
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Know your customer. What does this person do? How do they dress? What are their hobbies? What music do they listen to and movies do they watch? If you don't know who your customer is, you can't build the right brand experience for them.
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The flagship retail store is dead. Or is it? Retail Lessons from FAO's exit from Fifth Avenue.
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"As a single mom who’s about to turn 40 I really felt like it was time for us to have a show that tackles the issues and poke fun at some of the things us ladies have to deal with.” - Bianca de la Garza​

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/07/18/new-face-moving-up-late-night-tv-talk-show-ranks/
Bianca de la Garza left a 17-year career in news to launch her own late-night talk show -- Bianca.
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"I got hit on all the time. I was trying to talk business and they were trying to date me. I've gotten very good at navigating, but women shouldn't have to." - Elissa Shevinsky 
Tech entrepreneur Elissa Shevinsky is tired of sexual tension in her professional life. So she's publicly coming out as a lesbian.
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Holding down a day-job while hustling the passion project can be done-- if you can check your ego and apply yourself to completing both jobs at hand. A side-hustle involves going the extra mile for your current employer and banking the trust of managers and workplace colleagues, an irreplaceable asset that you'll need when you finally decide your side-gig is the full-time passion project.
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Holding down the day job while launching your next career move may be challenging, but keeping the paycheck and leveraging those work contacts may turn your side-project dream into a full-time success.
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Isn't it ironic....the cost of today's ticker tape parade for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team is equal in amount to the paltry prize purse they received when they won the World Championship....
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The economics of salaries paid to professional athletes defies rational, economic sense. But a lot about the pursuit of physical excellence defies common non-athletic sense.
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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 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. http://www.tampabaywave.org/ and Juicelabs in Cairo, Egypt http://juicelabs.me/. 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 // http://www.ywcanyc.org/kelly-hoey/
  • Self
    Speaker & Strategist, 2009 - present
    I am a problem solver and I see most problems as one of networks, strength or diversity of connections and access to / visibility within networks. 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 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 the latest, visit my website http://www.jkellyhoey.co/ and to discover what else I've got going on (and to work with me), contact Melissa Broadway at The Bright Agency Group // melissa@thebrightagencygroup.com.
  • 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 and Investor.
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 or contact Melissa Broadway of The Bright Agency Group

I'm working on my first book. I contribute to inc.com and post "recommendations" on my website (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 Chief Tech Ambassador for 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