At a PokerDivas program, all people are invited to a seat at the table
POKERprimaDIVAS™, aka PokerDivas, is dedicated to helping professional women (and men) become bold and decisive at the conference table through the skills they acquire at the poker table.
Did you know that you’ve been playing poker your whole life even if you’ve never played a hand of cards? It’s not about gambling, it’s about building confidence, learning to read people, becoming a better negotiator, and being assertive and bold.
Poker is a win-win for everyone.
About Ellen Leikind
Ellen Leikind is an entrepreneur, corporate innovator, published author, and creator of PokerDivas. Her mission: to show how you can win in life and business using the strategies of poker even if you have never played the game.
A senior marketing executive who launched over a billion dollars in health and beauty products, Ellen was intrigued when poker began to rival golf as a form of corporate networking and she saw the strong parallels among the strategies of poker, business, and life itself.
In 2006, Ellen founded PokerDivas, a company that provides corporate teambuilding, leadership and diversity programs. Ellen is the author of POKERWOMAN: How to Win at Love, Life, and Business using the Principles of Poker. She has written on gender issues in business for Parade.com and has been featured on CNBC, Forbes,com, Newsday, and Success magazine.
Ms. Leikind has worked at several Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer and L’Oreal; and was an Executive Consultant for the Direct Response infomercial industry. She has an MBA in marketing from Fordham University, a certificate from Cornell University in Diversity and Inclusion and is a native New Yorker and avid dog lover.
Discover the inspiration behind PokerDivas!
As a teenager, Ellen Leikind’s mom taught her how to play poker; she was always fascinated by the game, and knew that there was more to it than just a simple diversion. As an adult she became a Fortune 500 executive, successfully launching over a billion dollars in health and beauty products in her career. After 15 years playing the corporate game, Ellen took a one-year hiatus and returned to the pastime she’d loved as a teenager, playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker. She realized that the lessons learned from the poker table could easily translate to professional and personal success. She founded PokerDivas out of a desire to help women increase their networking options and enhance their business skills. The company has since expanded to include people of all genders.
Ellen is also available for keynote speaking engagements
Even if you have never played before, you will see almost immediately how poker strategy helps your business deals, helps your team to work together more effectively, and adds excitement to your life. We guarantee it.
Note that these are not gambling programs and are for entertainment and educational purposes only.