Internet Radio- 21st Century Entrepreneur | “Applying the Game of Poker To Business” | Aired Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12 NOON

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This Friday September 25 we will be airing another episode of “21st Century Entrepreneur” which is an Internet radio program aimed towards educating business owners and their advisors on how to make their businesses more successful and profitable.  It is a show hosted by JC Maldonado who is the CEO of BizGro Partners and Joan Pelzer, the founder of Joan Pelzer Media.  This week we will be interviewing  Ellen Leikind who is the founder of PokerprimaDivas.  Ellen’s full bio is below.  We will be discussing how the game of poker applies to business particularly on how it impacts leadership and negotiations.  We expect this show to be fun while bringing new insight onto how we look at business.

Further, we have had some interesting shows of late which have featured interviews with successful entrepreneurs.  To hear recorded versions of these shows, click on 21st Century Entrepreneur Archives.  Feel free to touch base with us if you have any questions at

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Ellen Leikind spent 15 years as a successful marketing executive, working in escalating Marketing positions for Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer and L’Oreal. She then took a hiatus from Corporate America and used her marketing expertise working as an Executive Branding Strategist in the Direct Response Infomercial industry. She is now President of EDL Marketing Group in New York City.

Ellen founded POKERprimaDIVAS in 2006, . The company provides corporate teambuilding leadership programs and client entertainment which helps empower women to become fearless and decisive through the skills they acquire at the poker table. She teaches women how to get what they want by making the most of the cards they are dealt, how to win and if you lose, how to get back in the game. Poker like much of Corporate America is a boys club and POKERprimaDIVAS encourages women to get in the game.

The more Ellen played poker, the more she saw the similarities between the card game and the larger ‘game’ of business and personal fulfillment. That inspired her to write her first bookPOKERWOMAN- How to Win at Love, Life and Business using the Principles of Poker released from Liebert Publishing and available on .

She has an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University and is a native New Yorker.


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