Ellen Leikind is an entrepreneur, corporate innovator, published author, and creator of PokerDivas. Her mission: to show how the strategies of poker can be applied to winning in business even if you don't play 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. Poker was a metaphor for business and life. It was not about the cards it was about the people.
In 2006, Ellen founded PokerDivas, a company that provides corporate teambuilding, leadership and diversity programs that empower women to become fearless and decisive at the conference table through the skills they acquire at the poker table.
Ellen saw first hand how poker made herself and her clients better negotiators and created the B.O.L.D System to help more women discover how to Negotiate and Win .
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.