Meet Kelly Hoey of WIM.co
Founder of Women Innovate Mobile and ranked by Forbes as one of five “Women Changing the World”, Kelly Hoey is reinventing, disrupting and making a serious impact on the world around her. In addition to WIM, Kelly is also the founder of Hoey McManus, a boutique consultancy escalating women executives and leaders through the power of the media. Words can’t do this inspiring woman justice as her experience and never-ending list of activities and speaking engagements is truly incredible and leaves you in awe!
Who is Kelly Hoey?
A Canadian in New York City, a Twitter addict and a reformed lawyer. My career journey has been defined and created by my network.
What are you trying to do in your work?
I’m investing in the change I want to see in the world. In 2011, I co-founded Women Innovate Mobile, LLC with Deborah Jackson and Veronika Sonsev. WIM is the first mobile or mobile-first accelerator and mentorship-driven startup funding-program providing a portfolio of opportunities to invest in diverse founding teams. We founded WIM to encourage more women founders to join startup accelerators and see more women-run high-growth companies being funded.
What does innovation mean to you?
Innovation = Diversity. Looking at a problem in a new way or with a fresh set of eyes, which for me means looking beyond the status quo or a particular gender/age/race/socio-economic profile for solutions, ideas, perspectives, approaches and answers.
Like WIM, .CO is about community, expanding and supporting networks of relationships and approaching the creation of business value in a new way. And WIM.co is a sexy URL.
What’s next for you?
WIM’s 2014 accelerator class, business travel to Omaha, London, Vegas, Brussels, Chattanooga and Mexico City – and being really thankful for the incredible experiences and people which continue to come my way since launching WIM.