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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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Happy Hour! Tonight! It's a pre-summit celebration for Women In Tech at National Mechanics starting at 5:30 pm. 
2015 Philly Women In Tech Summit Launch Celebration 
Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: National Mechanics Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant
Host: V&K Law

#phlwits   #ptw15   #ptw2015  
Please join us next Friday on the eve of the 2015 Philly Women in Tech Summit to celebrate what promises to be an amazing conference spotlighting a number of the area's best and brightest female entrepreneurs. We are honored to announce that Kelly Hoey, the Summit's keynote speaker, ...
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Today Is Equal Pay Day: You don't get what you deserve, you get what you ask for. #ask4more  
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“We have to get more people rising up the ranks. We have to get more [female] executives" - Marc Andreessen 

#VC   #women   #startups  

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/andreessen-horowitz-has-zero-female-gps-when-52-of-its-employees-are-women-2015-4#ixzz3X7AsNf4R
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“I saw a niche in the market that no one was fulfilling: the needs of the modern day working and traveling woman,”  - Jia Li. 
Stylish, comfy AND multifunctional clothing? Yes, please!
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Today many businesses operate in abundant marketplaces where they face competition from similarly-positioned businesses offering similar-sounding products and services. How do you stand out from the crowd? By standing for something. - Ian Sanders

http://iansanders.com/blog/14135989/stand
As a gig-going teenager in the late 1980s, I didn’t just go to gigs because I liked the music, I was there because I liked what the bands stood for. Back then it felt like Billy Bragg wanted to change the world, and I did too. And that’s no different from consumer relationships with brands. The customers camping outside an Apple store the night before a product launch are interested in more than just the iPhone 6: they are fans with a passion fo...
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Levo League has you covered. Learn how to #ask4more  https://www.levo.com/ask4more
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There are few women in the career you’re passionate about? Perhaps it is your opportunity to change that with your big, badass first. 
“To be an American is to be a believer. I don't have much faith in institutions, but I still believe in people” – Narrator in Big Machine by Victor LaValle. I've had my nose in several books since my last newsletter. Three deeply personal accounts delivering big messages on humanity, ...
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Tomorrow, your chance to have breakfast with an entrepreneur and investor who is also a two-time Olympian,  a co-owner of the WNBA's Seattle Storm. 

http://gctolympicfounder.splashthat.com/
A two-time Olympian,  a co-owner of the WNBA's Seattle Storm as founder of Force 10 Hoops, and a member of the women’s rowing team at Yale that helped define the Title IX movement for gender equality in athletics, Ginny Gilder  is more than an inspiration. She's an entrepreneur and investor who's launched several businesses and non-profit ventures and serves as CEO of  Gilder Office the Growth, a boutique investment advisory.    Join us in a ...
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#ask4more  Equal pay for equal work—don’t you think it’s time? Equal Pay Day is April 14, 2015. You don't get what you deserve, you get what you ask for. Educate yourself on how to negotiate for what you deserve.
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Own your ambition and #Ask4More
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Q: Define “entrepreneur.”
A: Someone who is brave enough to venture out on their own in the face of failure.

#InConversationWith  the Data Driven Elizabeth Zalman, founder of StrongDM 
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Best investment you can make. #Ask4More  
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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