Women in finance are turning to online poker to boost their career

In the long line of services promising to help women improve their lot at work, an entrant from a billionaire investor is attracting thousands of female financial professionals from around the world.

Poker Power is a dozen-course program created by longtime trader Jenny Just that uses the card game to teach risk-taking and negotiation techniques. Lessons, taught by seasoned players, start with skills such as how to read opponents and when to fold.

The students then adapt those techniques to workplace scenarios, like asking for a raise. Then they play Texas Hold ’em with others over Zoom. No money is at stake.

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