Empowering Women and Girls through Poker Power: A Partnership with Global Give Back Circle

Play life differently with Poker Power

In a world striving for gender equality, initiatives like the Global Give Back Circle stand out as beacons of hope. Global Give Back Circle, along with its partners, works tirelessly to economically empower at-risk adolescent girls worldwide. Their mission extends beyond mere assistance; they aim to equip these young women with the skills and mindset necessary to become leaders and change-makers in their communities. One such partner in this noble endeavor is Poker Power, a program that utilizes the game of poker as a tool for teaching crucial life skills.

Partnering for Empowerment

Poker Power’s collaboration with Global Give Back Circle is rooted in a shared belief in the transformative power of education and skill-building. Through a structured 12-week program, participants are introduced to the fundamentals of poker alongside invaluable life lessons. The program comprises an orientation, eight poker lessons, an evaluation day, and culminates in two poker tournaments. Each lesson is carefully designed to focus not only on the technical aspects of the game but also on the development of essential life and leadership skills.

Learning Life Lessons at the Poker Table

The beauty of Poker Power lies in its ability to seamlessly integrate the principles of poker with real-life scenarios. Through the game, participants learn to embrace risk-taking, assertiveness, decision-making, and negotiation skills. Folding a hand in poker, for instance, is likened to the art of letting go in life—a crucial skill in navigating relationships, career choices, and business ventures.

The program encourages participants to be assertive by raising their hands, teaching them the importance of seizing opportunities and advocating for themselves. Moreover, it instills the ability to make informed decisions under uncertainty, emphasizing the value of sound judgment over outcome-driven biases.

Beyond strategic gameplay, poker also serves as a platform for honing interpersonal skills. Participants learn to read people, identify signs of weakness, and maintain emotional control—a vital aspect of effective leadership. Through disciplined gameplay, they cultivate resilience and learn to manage adversity—a lesson that transcends the confines of the poker table.


Poker Power’s impact extends beyond the partnership with Global Give Back Circle. The program has also joined forces with other esteemed organizations dedicated to empowering girls, including the Girl Scouts of the USA

The success of Poker Power’s initiatives can be seen in the transformative experiences of the participants.Previous surveys have consistently shown high levels of satisfaction among the girls involved. Their smiles reflect the newfound confidence and skills they’ve acquired through the program.

The impact of Poker Power reverberates far beyond the poker table. By equipping girls with essential life skills, the program is shaping the leaders of tomorrow and fostering a culture of empowerment. Every hand played is a step towards a more confident, assertive, and resilient generation of young women.

Are you interested in partnering with Poker Power to empower girls in your community or organization? Reach out to us for more information on how to host a Poker Power event and make a difference. Together, we can inspire and empower the next generation of leaders.

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