Michelle interviews Erin Lydon, President of Poker Power about how poker can empower women and help develop key professional skills. Erin reveals how the analytical thinking, risk assessment, and social dynamics of poker translate to the corporate world. Tune in to hear how poker mimics real-life situations and can be a powerful training ground for women seeking to get ahead in their careers and level the playing field.
Erin is a thought leader and frequent speaker on gender equity where she inspires audiences to take action and create change in their communities and organizations. Erin is the President of Poker Power, an edtech company with a mission to teach one million women how to play the game…the game of poker and the game of life. Learning how to think, strategize, negotiate and allocate capital, like a winning poker player, translates to leadership skills that help women succeed from the classroom to the board room.
Erin is the 2023 recipient of the Global Gaming Women / Women in Sports & Events “Women of Inspiration – Woman to Watch” award. Poker Power’s joint program with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business has been shortlisted twice for the Reimagine Education award, “the Oscars of education.”