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Ellen Leikind is an expert in understanding the dynamics of women in business. She has an extensive career span in marketing, working for the Fortune 500 in escalating Marketing positions at companies such as Pfizer and L’Oréal as well as leading companies in the Direct Response infomercial industry.In 2005, Ellen founded POKERprimaDIVAS, a company that provides corporate teambuilding and leadership programs which empower professionals to become fearless and decisive at the conference table through the skills they acquire at the poker table. 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.Ellen has an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University, is a native New Yorker, and avid animal lover.

Latest Episodes

The Power of Perception

Today’s show is about the power of perception and building your brand or as we say in poker crafting your table image. How do you consciously and deliberately craft the image you want and make perception work for you. Ellen Leikind Founder and CEO ofPokerDivaswill talk withSusan GuneliusPresident & CEO ofKeySplash Creative, Inc.a marketing communications company about: • -How to create your personal brand or table image • -Perception versus reality • -The importance of being visible or being the bettor • -Knowing when you need to change your brand • -Mixing up your brand or game based on who you are playing with • -The consequences of not being authentic Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen warmly welcomes her listeners. Poker is about reading other people, setting the tone and the pace, how to deal with a bully, etc. It’s not only for a poker game, but it can also apply to real life. Ellen introducedSusan Gunelius,President & CEO ofKeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing co...

59 MIN2018 DEC 6
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The Power of Perception

What To Do When You Do Everything Right and Still Lose

This week’s Poker Divasshow about what to do when you are getting bad cards or what happens you do everything right and still lose. Poker is a game of 70% skill and 30% luck so over time the best rise to the top. But as good as you may be sometimes you just can’t get the cards.How you manage that takes thought and very often leads to a big opportunity. We will talk withCarol Perlemanthe founder ofPerlman Communicationsa Crisis Communications, Management company which specializes in preparing companies to navigate situations that could have serious impact on their image, reputation, productivity and market value. We’ll talk about: • How to get over bad beats and move on • How to manage your emotions after a loss • How to be deliberate in planning (and how to develop a Plan B) • Turning a loss into an opportunity • The 3 phases of crisis management • How mentors help when the cards are not in your favor. Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen welcomes her listeners. The Poker...

60 MIN2018 NOV 28
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What To Do When You Do Everything Right and Still Lose

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

You Can’t Shatter the Glass Ceiling Until You’ve Made it Through the Front Door Thursday on the PokerDivas show HostEllen Leikindwill talk about how You Can’t Shatter the Glass Ceiling Until You’ve Made it Through the Front Door. This episode is geared for women and men just entering the workforce. Ellen will talk withAnne Ryana 15-year software professional, four-time Grace Hopper Celebration speaker, and a PokerDivas first place workshop winner about: • -Crafting your elevator pitch • -The importance of submitting your resume even if you don’t have all the qualifications • -Knowing the players by researching the people and the company • -Why looks mater • -The 4 aesthetics of your resume • -Why you need to learn to brag • -Once you get in the door how do you get the offer? • -The 3 most important things a person should do before the interview. • -Why you don’t go to the high stakes table or interview before you are ready. Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen welco...

59 MIN2018 NOV 15
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Taking Your Seat at the Table

Today we will talk withJennifer Brownaward-winning entrepreneur, diversity and inclusion expert and Author ofInclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Changeon how Women can take their rightful seat at the poker table or the conference table. The show will cover issues such as : • How to show your power and authority at the table or in the room • Why ambition is judged more harshly in women • The impact of the likability factor • How women can bluff more when it comes to money and promotion • Why women often try to emulate men but not the other way around Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen welcomes award-winning entrepreneur Jennifer Brown to discuss the power and authority of women in the work setting. Brown reveals how leadership in companies, colleagues and the systemic tone can be problematic for women. The importance of engagement and confidence in meeting job requirements even if you feel under-qualified. How significantprojecting power and confidence can ...

59 MIN2018 NOV 8
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Taking Your Seat at the Table

It May Be Diverse But Is It Inclusive

Today we will talk withPatsy Doerrspeaker, columnist, thought leader and Global Head, of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters. Everyone understands the importance of diversity but inclusion is often overlooked. There is no place more diverse than a poker table with the exception being women but just because you check the boxes doesn’t mean your finished. We’ll talk to patsy about :-Why Diversity and Inclusion has become such a hot button-How people can identify biases whether at the poker table or the conference table-Whether you can have diversity if one group is excluded-How she built from scratch the jobs she wanted as she pursued her passion for D&I. Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Today show is about diversity and inclusion. It is more than just checking off boxes it is about inclusion. There are not enough women at the Poker table. Today’s Special guest isPatsy Doerrspeaker,columnist, thought leader and Global Head, of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusio...

58 MIN2018 OCT 31
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It May Be Diverse But Is It Inclusive

Mixing Up Your Game

On this episode we talk about how to mix up your game whether you’re at the poker table or the conference table. In poker we are constitently mixing up our game based on the different personalities we are playing against , our financial situation like how many chips we have, the type of game we play and our strengths and weakness. Businesses and entrepreneurs do the same thing and you’ll hear more about this from our guests. We are excited to talk to Cynthia Hornig and Jennifer Jonesthe founders ofWomen You Should Knowwomenyoushouldknow.neta leading digital hub of women’s and girls’ empowerment. These women have mixed up their game while supporting and empowering millions women of women all over the world. They have shared a lot of inspiring stories about women and girls and they have several of their own to share today.They’ll talk about: • What happened 4.5 hours before they were set to open up their new business after leaving corporate america • What young girls need to do...

60 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Mixing Up Your Game

Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Segment 1 Ellen warmly welcomes her listeners after traveling across the country for many differentPoker Divasevents. She explains how today’s show isGetting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable. She explains, for her, that poker table is the best place to figure this out. She talks about her first experience about being comfortable with being uncomfortable. She talks about how your body language can also be a sign of you being uncomfortable. Segment 2 Ellen introduces her guest,Manoj Rajwani, who she meet in aPoker Divasevent from last year. He talks about how he was in the possible of being uncomfortable. He even talks about how life can make uncomfortable.I am a duck that is calm above water, but I am flapping like crazy underneath. He explains how people can show off certain of vulnerability.People has unconscious biases. Segment 3 Ellen and Manoj talking about being comfortable with uncomfortable. Ellen shares that some people are uncomfortable with confrontations, asking for ...

60 MIN2018 OCT 11
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Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Your Table Image

Join us this week as we talk about perception or as we say in poker your table image. Things are not always as they seem. Looks can definitely be deceiving and gender plays a big role in this. Some of it you can control some of it is not so easy. We’ll talk about: • What people look at when they first meet you • Projecting the table image you want in business and in life • Paying attention to other people’s table images to help you get ahead • How misreading someone’s table image can hurt you both personally and professionally Segment 1 Today’s Poker Divas is going to be taling about perception of you and the people around you. What is your perception of the people around? A story about how people view this woman at a poker game and how she missed with their heads. Not every introvert shouldn’t be feared. Everyone always make the wrong perception or assumption of anyone. It can be related to gender, religion, race, and many others. Decipher reality and perception. What happ...

57 MIN2018 SEP 6
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Your Table Image

How To Get Over A Bad Beat

This week we will talk about getting over a bad beat. We’ve all experienced it . You do everything right and still lose. How do you get over what we call in poker a bad beat and unemotionally move on to the next hand relationship or job? Often there is nothing you could have done to prevent the loss but it still gets under your skin. We’ve all experienced it. Think about a situation where you played your cards right but just couldn’t win the hand. And it is particularly aggravating when the other person does everything wrong and wins. This affects us in business, at home and in personal relationships. Whether it’s not getting a new job, a raise or a promotion, or a failed romantic or family relationship. We’ll talk about how to get over these bad beats with our guest Sharon Raider founder of Fifteen Minute Meditation. Segment 1 Welcome to Poker Divas with Ellen Leikin discusses how to get over a bad beat and when things don’t go your way and not to go on a tilt. Ellen special ...

57 MIN2018 AUG 29
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How To Get Over A Bad Beat

Stop Playing Games You Cannot Win

Stop Playing Games You Cannot Win Join us this week as we talk about playing games you cannot win. We’ve all been guilty of it. Think about the last time you stayed in a situation where in hindsight there was no way you were going to get what you wanted. This affects us in…

57 MIN2018 AUG 23
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Stop Playing Games You Cannot Win

Latest Episodes

The Power of Perception

Today’s show is about the power of perception and building your brand or as we say in poker crafting your table image. How do you consciously and deliberately craft the image you want and make perception work for you. Ellen Leikind Founder and CEO ofPokerDivaswill talk withSusan GuneliusPresident & CEO ofKeySplash Creative, Inc.a marketing communications company about: • -How to create your personal brand or table image • -Perception versus reality • -The importance of being visible or being the bettor • -Knowing when you need to change your brand • -Mixing up your brand or game based on who you are playing with • -The consequences of not being authentic Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen warmly welcomes her listeners. Poker is about reading other people, setting the tone and the pace, how to deal with a bully, etc. It’s not only for a poker game, but it can also apply to real life. Ellen introducedSusan Gunelius,President & CEO ofKeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing co...

59 MIN2018 DEC 6
Comments
The Power of Perception

What To Do When You Do Everything Right and Still Lose

This week’s Poker Divasshow about what to do when you are getting bad cards or what happens you do everything right and still lose. Poker is a game of 70% skill and 30% luck so over time the best rise to the top. But as good as you may be sometimes you just can’t get the cards.How you manage that takes thought and very often leads to a big opportunity. We will talk withCarol Perlemanthe founder ofPerlman Communicationsa Crisis Communications, Management company which specializes in preparing companies to navigate situations that could have serious impact on their image, reputation, productivity and market value. We’ll talk about: • How to get over bad beats and move on • How to manage your emotions after a loss • How to be deliberate in planning (and how to develop a Plan B) • Turning a loss into an opportunity • The 3 phases of crisis management • How mentors help when the cards are not in your favor. Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen welcomes her listeners. The Poker...

60 MIN2018 NOV 28
Comments
What To Do When You Do Everything Right and Still Lose

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

You Can’t Shatter the Glass Ceiling Until You’ve Made it Through the Front Door Thursday on the PokerDivas show HostEllen Leikindwill talk about how You Can’t Shatter the Glass Ceiling Until You’ve Made it Through the Front Door. This episode is geared for women and men just entering the workforce. Ellen will talk withAnne Ryana 15-year software professional, four-time Grace Hopper Celebration speaker, and a PokerDivas first place workshop winner about: • -Crafting your elevator pitch • -The importance of submitting your resume even if you don’t have all the qualifications • -Knowing the players by researching the people and the company • -Why looks mater • -The 4 aesthetics of your resume • -Why you need to learn to brag • -Once you get in the door how do you get the offer? • -The 3 most important things a person should do before the interview. • -Why you don’t go to the high stakes table or interview before you are ready. Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen welco...

59 MIN2018 NOV 15
Comments
Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Taking Your Seat at the Table

Today we will talk withJennifer Brownaward-winning entrepreneur, diversity and inclusion expert and Author ofInclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Changeon how Women can take their rightful seat at the poker table or the conference table. The show will cover issues such as : • How to show your power and authority at the table or in the room • Why ambition is judged more harshly in women • The impact of the likability factor • How women can bluff more when it comes to money and promotion • Why women often try to emulate men but not the other way around Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Ellen welcomes award-winning entrepreneur Jennifer Brown to discuss the power and authority of women in the work setting. Brown reveals how leadership in companies, colleagues and the systemic tone can be problematic for women. The importance of engagement and confidence in meeting job requirements even if you feel under-qualified. How significantprojecting power and confidence can ...

59 MIN2018 NOV 8
Comments
Taking Your Seat at the Table

It May Be Diverse But Is It Inclusive

Today we will talk withPatsy Doerrspeaker, columnist, thought leader and Global Head, of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters. Everyone understands the importance of diversity but inclusion is often overlooked. There is no place more diverse than a poker table with the exception being women but just because you check the boxes doesn’t mean your finished. We’ll talk to patsy about :-Why Diversity and Inclusion has become such a hot button-How people can identify biases whether at the poker table or the conference table-Whether you can have diversity if one group is excluded-How she built from scratch the jobs she wanted as she pursued her passion for D&I. Tune in to learn more! Segment 1 Today show is about diversity and inclusion. It is more than just checking off boxes it is about inclusion. There are not enough women at the Poker table. Today’s Special guest isPatsy Doerrspeaker,columnist, thought leader and Global Head, of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusio...

58 MIN2018 OCT 31
Comments
It May Be Diverse But Is It Inclusive

Mixing Up Your Game

On this episode we talk about how to mix up your game whether you’re at the poker table or the conference table. In poker we are constitently mixing up our game based on the different personalities we are playing against , our financial situation like how many chips we have, the type of game we play and our strengths and weakness. Businesses and entrepreneurs do the same thing and you’ll hear more about this from our guests. We are excited to talk to Cynthia Hornig and Jennifer Jonesthe founders ofWomen You Should Knowwomenyoushouldknow.neta leading digital hub of women’s and girls’ empowerment. These women have mixed up their game while supporting and empowering millions women of women all over the world. They have shared a lot of inspiring stories about women and girls and they have several of their own to share today.They’ll talk about: • What happened 4.5 hours before they were set to open up their new business after leaving corporate america • What young girls need to do...

60 MIN2018 OCT 24
Comments
Mixing Up Your Game

Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Segment 1 Ellen warmly welcomes her listeners after traveling across the country for many differentPoker Divasevents. She explains how today’s show isGetting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable. She explains, for her, that poker table is the best place to figure this out. She talks about her first experience about being comfortable with being uncomfortable. She talks about how your body language can also be a sign of you being uncomfortable. Segment 2 Ellen introduces her guest,Manoj Rajwani, who she meet in aPoker Divasevent from last year. He talks about how he was in the possible of being uncomfortable. He even talks about how life can make uncomfortable.I am a duck that is calm above water, but I am flapping like crazy underneath. He explains how people can show off certain of vulnerability.People has unconscious biases. Segment 3 Ellen and Manoj talking about being comfortable with uncomfortable. Ellen shares that some people are uncomfortable with confrontations, asking for ...

60 MIN2018 OCT 11
Comments
Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Your Table Image

Join us this week as we talk about perception or as we say in poker your table image. Things are not always as they seem. Looks can definitely be deceiving and gender plays a big role in this. Some of it you can control some of it is not so easy. We’ll talk about: • What people look at when they first meet you • Projecting the table image you want in business and in life • Paying attention to other people’s table images to help you get ahead • How misreading someone’s table image can hurt you both personally and professionally Segment 1 Today’s Poker Divas is going to be taling about perception of you and the people around you. What is your perception of the people around? A story about how people view this woman at a poker game and how she missed with their heads. Not every introvert shouldn’t be feared. Everyone always make the wrong perception or assumption of anyone. It can be related to gender, religion, race, and many others. Decipher reality and perception. What happ...

57 MIN2018 SEP 6
Comments
Your Table Image

How To Get Over A Bad Beat

This week we will talk about getting over a bad beat. We’ve all experienced it . You do everything right and still lose. How do you get over what we call in poker a bad beat and unemotionally move on to the next hand relationship or job? Often there is nothing you could have done to prevent the loss but it still gets under your skin. We’ve all experienced it. Think about a situation where you played your cards right but just couldn’t win the hand. And it is particularly aggravating when the other person does everything wrong and wins. This affects us in business, at home and in personal relationships. Whether it’s not getting a new job, a raise or a promotion, or a failed romantic or family relationship. We’ll talk about how to get over these bad beats with our guest Sharon Raider founder of Fifteen Minute Meditation. Segment 1 Welcome to Poker Divas with Ellen Leikin discusses how to get over a bad beat and when things don’t go your way and not to go on a tilt. Ellen special ...

57 MIN2018 AUG 29
Comments
How To Get Over A Bad Beat

Stop Playing Games You Cannot Win

Stop Playing Games You Cannot Win Join us this week as we talk about playing games you cannot win. We’ve all been guilty of it. Think about the last time you stayed in a situation where in hindsight there was no way you were going to get what you wanted. This affects us in…

57 MIN2018 AUG 23
Comments
Stop Playing Games You Cannot Win
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