Monica D.

Just as we are reading the table in poker, we are reading the room at work and in life. Poker has enhanced my emotional intelligence and has been teaching me to be comfortable in taking risks

Madison S.

This was absolutely empowering. I walked away feeling ten times more confident, just from learning how to play poker. It was interactive, informative, and incredible to see how a mindset shift can change my outlook in a professional setting.

Ann R.

I tend to be passive and noticed that was my first instinct. Learning from a female poker pro makes a difference! It gave me and my daughter more confidence and business skills.

Sarah S.

I love poker because of its complexity, as well as the sense of challenge and competition it brings. I became a Poker Power teacher in order to show the benefits of this game to all women and present poker as it should be—a unique game of skill and strategy.

Caitlan E.

I like how the focus was on helping women empower themselves. The program combined poker instruction with parallels to each woman’s individual professional journey. I appreciated how each breakout room had a facilitator so that the attendees weren’t left to figure it out on their own.

Gail B.

Poker requires the high level of emotional intelligence women need across many business contexts, especially ones that are high-pressured and emotionally charged. When playing poker, one needs to be aware of how one is feeling and manage those emotions so they don’t get the best of you.

Usha P.

To be successful, I have to be assertive, confident, and a risk-taker. Poker has helped me hone these skills. I am a better negotiator, an excellent patient advocate, and a confident clinician thanks to my poker skills.

Erin S.

Playing poker helps in knowing when to act. In business, you’ll encounter situations where you want to set the tone, and you should act first. In poker, the first-mover advantage can set the stage for the discussion.

Martina W.

The skills women are learning through poker have direct applicability to their work as entrepreneurs and investors, and the game has proven to be a great foundation for deal-making.

Cynthia D.

Everything we can do to raise those voices and get a seat at the table. That’s what really draws me to the mission of Poker Power because I think we represent a big piece of the population.