Kelly Hoey


Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She 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”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Kelly works with inclusive companies including Capital One. Her career story is one transformation. Kelly’s career started in corporate law in Toronto. A chance opportunity in 2009 to work with a visionary leader of a global business network for women sparked her transition from earning a paycheck to seeking equity. Co-founding a startup accelerator followed by an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of Kelly’s journey of reinvention as an author, influencer and investor.