New York, NY, September 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A flurry of entrepreneurs, executives and startup founders from Beverly Hills, San Diego, Austin, Portsmouth, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and the NY Tri-state area landed at Cisco HQ to join in on an exciting entrepreneurial networking evening, which was the first PokerFace Sweden event in the United States produced by Women INVESTING in Women DIGITAL. This Inaugural Powerhouse Networking Lounge (P&L) was focused on bringing together leading executives, entrepreneurs, and investors committed to connecting high-powered women with high-powered capital, and common industry connections delivered in a collaborative, effective and fun new-networking kind of way. Plans are now underway for WIIW DIGITAL P&L's in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, San Diego, Tijuana, and Scottsdale.
Anu Bhardwaj, CEO & Founder of WIIW DIGITAL, shared how the seed for this dynamic event was planted during a PokerFace Gala Dinner conversation question in Stockholm, Sweden with PokerFace Sweden, Founder, Anna Omstedt Lindgren: "Wouldn't it be cool if we could bring this event to New York City?" The pair reconnected this summer, as they were both finalists selected from over 400 applicants in the True Global Ventures, global women entrepreneurs competition that was hosted on CISCO WebEx. Voilà, less than two months later, here they all were enjoying the fruits of their labor to make this lively event happen. Ms. Bhardwaj recently restructured WIIW in order to grow and scale to the next level and to get men involved in the equation, which was clearly shown with more than 35% male guests.
It was an amazing night with the room filled with entrepreneurs and investors ready to put their cards on the table and back up their bets with their actions, words and unique, expressive personalities. You can learn a lot about people, even in one hand, no matter how many chips you are holding or the cards you were dealt. A multitude of conversations were happening in all corners of the room. The amount of business, collaborations, and connections made within a couple of hours were exceptional. Ms. Bhardwaj adds that these fun-infused evenings are a great way to encourage women to learn more about risk, reward, taking bets, and gaining confidence with new business partners, clients, and investment opportunities.
The synergy and kindred spirits between the attendees and partners was palpable. The room setup enabled parties to openly engage, converse and play with other poker newbies or experts. Those who won continued to move forward to the final table where the winners received prizes, since there was not any cash exchanged, and the relationships that were carved and formed were… priceless.
This powerful, influential and mutually beneficial P & L event in NYC was produced by Women investing in Women DIGITAL in partnership with CISCO, Swedbank, and PokerFace Sweden.
Event coverage provided by: Kathy Bass, Founder of Ladies Who Brand
About Women investing in Women (WIIW) DIGITAL
Anu Bhardwaj, CEO & Founder, Women Investing in Women DIGITAL, an integrated media company formed in December 2014 that includes a social media presence on Facebook with over 500,000 followers in over 100 countries; the “Women INVESTING in Women and Girls Radio Show," podcast series on Apple ITUNES, The State of Women Radio Network in partnership with Kidstar Radio Corporation, and the Women Investing in Women Global Summits & Women in Private Equity Roundtable Series, that has already taken place in New York City, Stockholm, Johannesburg, San Diego, Scottsdale, Muscat, Singapore, Phoenix, and Vienna.
Additional information & photos:
(Radio Show) http://womeninvesting.in/radio-show/
Photo Credit: Ellen Wolff, Ellen Wolff Photography
Press Contact: Anu Bhardwaj, firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 736 - 7460