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Women’s Lunch: Optimizing (and Enjoying) Virtual Networking

Date: 03/25/2021

Time: 12:00pm
Where: LMHQ, Virtual,

It may be quite some time before we find ourselves sharing hors d'oeuvres and shaking hands at a networking event again.


So what does that mean for the future of creating professional connections? Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, firmly believes we can.
At LMHQ’s March Women’s Lunch and Learn, Kelly shared her fresh take on networking and the ways you can adapt for a future of more virtual, fewer in-person IRL interactions - and not lose out on the opportunity to forge meaningful, lasting connections in virtual settings. This new format featured a presentation followed by 20 minutes of structured networking so that participants could put their new skills to work and meet LMHQ’s virtual Women’s Breakfast community.


About Our Speaker:
Kelly Hoey is obsessed with changing the way we understand and approach 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,, Fast Company, and Inc. Kelly’s insights have been featured in Real Simple, Working Mother, Good Morning America, AARP,, Brit & Co, The Muse, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CBC Radio,, AARP, The Ladders, Parade, Business Insider and many more, as an authority on networking.
A former attorney and active participant in New York’s startup community, 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”.

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