Ellen Leikind is the founder of POKERprimaDIVAS™ and author of “Poker Woman: How To Win at Love, Life, and Business Using the Principles of Poker.”
Ms. Leikind took a hiatus from the Fortune 500 and rediscovered poker, a game she had learned as a teenager. The more she played, the more she saw how poker and business mirrored one another. Poker encourages initiative and assertiveness and rewards calculated risk-taking. It is also an exceptionally good way to learn to read non-verbal cues. The psychological aspect of poker is as important as the technicalities of the game. In many ways, you play the people as much as you play the cards. Ms. Leikind saw how women were being excluded from this new networking activity and wanted to give them a forum to get into the game. Poker had become the new golf and for women to be in the game, they had to be at the poker tables as a player, not just an observer.
The more she played poker, the more she saw the similarities between the card game and the larger ‘game’ of business and personal fulfillment. That inspired her to write her first book POKERWOMAN- How to Win at Love, Life and Business using the Principles of Poker which was published by Liebert Publishing and is available on www.amazon.com.
Ms. Leikind has worked in escalating marketing positions at large consumer packaged goods companies including Pfizer and L’Oreal. She then made the leap into the infomercial business and has now leveraged her successful Corporate branding and Direct Response business experience in her role as President of EDL Marketing Group in New York. She has an MBA in marketing from Fordham University and is a native New Yorker and avid animal lover.
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