FIR Interview: Kelly Hoey, President, 85 Broads

In this FIR Interview, co-host Shel Holtz talks to Kelly Hoey, president of the women’s professional network 85 Broads. Kelly provides an overview of the network and its use of social media. As a non-practicing lawyer, she also offers views on employee access from work to social networks.

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About our Conversation Partner

Kelly Hoey is the President of 85 Broads, a global networking group of 20,000+ professional women. Kelly’s role at 85 Broads is focused on "conventional" as well as innovative ways to connect and promote members. She could be described as 85 Broads’ "interactive creative director, social networking, business development strategies and corporate relationship officer, as well as Twitter curator."

Kelly’s roots are in the legal world. She is a recovered attorney, and she held two management roles, Manager of Global Alumni Programs and Manager of Professional Development, at White & Case LLP. Kelly is vice-chair of the Board of inMotion (inmotiononline.org) a New York City based not-for-profit which provides legal assistance to women and children in domestic crisis. She is also a member of the Honorary Advisory Board for Pace Law School’s New Direction Program. Kelly can be found on Twitter: @jkhoey.

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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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