Session: The Networks Women Need For Career Success
Have you played it safe with your career in the old boys' club-but dream about a network of like-minded women who support your ambitions? Are you thinking about taking a courageous leap with your career, business, or life, but lacking the support network to make the transition? The path to success for women is paved by not simply HOW they are networking but rather, how they are BUILDING the network they need for career success.
In this motivating talk, J. Kelly Hoey focuses on the unique opportunities women have today to proactively create the focused career network they need, as well as daily strategies for leveraging all the powerful networking tools at their disposal.
- How the networks of successful women differ from their male counterparts.
- Why it is important to make deep connections AND get comfortable with relationships that stall at acquaintance.
- Why you shouldn't resist the ebb and flow of connections out of your network (rather you should seek network churn!).
Kelly Hoey is determined to change the way we understand and approach the critical career skill of networking. She’s the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Connections In A Hyper-Connected World (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House), a modern, practical guide to the necessary (and frequently dreaded) task of networking.
Kelly has worked with top companies, brands and conferences. She’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, co-created and moderated the “Meet The Innovators” speaker series at Apple, and contributed to publications such as The New York Times, Forbes.com, Fast Company, and Inc. Kelly’s networking insights have been featured in a wide range of publications from Real Simple, Working Mother, Good Morning America, AARP, Vogue.com, Brit & Co, The Muse, SHRM, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CBC Radio, Monster.com, AARP, The Ladders, Parade, Business Insider, U.S. News & World Report and many more.
Active in the startup community, especially around female founders, Kelly 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 her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”.