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J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World (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”) and Inc. (“1 of the 10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). EBW 2020 included Kelly on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for someone who never dreamed of pursuing a non-linear career path. She has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and is a prolific content creator, contributing to publications such as Fast Company,, and GO Banking Rates.