Inside Julianne Hough and ‘Barbie’ Powerhouses Greta Gerwig and America Ferrera’s High-Stakes Event for Women

Originally posted on Winner, winner! Julianne Hough proved she’s got major moves, and not just on the dance floor. The actress, singer and dancer was one of several high-powered women who recently attended the Poker Power event on Sept. 21, at the home of NYU professor Suzy Welch. Actress America Ferrera, director Greta Gerwig, power producer and connector Desiree Gruber and designer Rebecca […]

To narrow the gender gap in boardrooms, Poker Power asks girls to ante up

Originally published on Listen to the podcast here. More women than men get bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and Ph.D. degrees. Yet boardrooms and executive positions are still dominated by men. One idea on how to bridge that gap? Poker. Erin Lydon is president of Poker Power, an organization with the goal of teaching 1 million women and girls around the world how […]

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

The world has witnessed remarkable progress in terms of gender equality and empowering women in various spheres of life, but a critical issue remains: the lack of representation of executive women across industries. Despite concerted efforts to bridge the gender gap in leadership positions, many talented and ambitious women still find it challenging to break […]

Erin Lydon “Women belong in every seat and at every table”

Originally posted on “Poker Power is a community led by women for women with the primary goal of utilizing the game of poker to build confidence, challenge the status quo, learn strategy and assess risk. By empowering women with these skills, we can change the future for generations of women. No money transacts. No gambling.” […]

The Importance of Learning Poker Early

For most young women, high school can be the most crucial time for learning and self-development. Transformative and influential, what we learn during these four years can impact how we approach and navigate the rest of our lives. Learning poker has the potential to greatly empower high school girls, fostering their confidence and self-esteem. By […]

A Year in Review

Happy Holidays

Poker Power’s President, Erin Lydon reflects on the impressive milestones and learnings 2022 brought to our community.