Poker Powher Changes Name To Please Gender Sensitive Individuals
Poker Powher is making headlines in the poker world after changing their name to Poker Power. The company decided to drop the ‘H’ from their name and no place an emphasis on ‘her’ as they wanted to be sensitive to individuals who preferred to be called by a different pronoun.
Poker Powher was set up in 2019 to focus on equipping women in poker with more confidence and skills to enable them to face their male counterparts and do well in poker.
Female poker players have raised concerns in the past that they feel uncomfortable playing poker as their male counterparts are not very welcoming and can often be sexist.
Poker Powher took up the challenge to give women more confidence which was why they came up with the Powher name. Now that there is a big push on gender pronouns and for more organizations to be inclusive of a small minority of individuals who do not want to be called ‘her’, they decided to drop the H and go with Poker Power which panders these type of people similar to our story in January about Gender-Neutral poker cards.
General Manager for Poker Power, Erin Lydon said that while the name changed for the organization, their purpose and mission will not change. They will continue to work towards empowering women poker players no matter what pronoun they wanted to be known by. Though this change just make the brand sound ordinary and not anything to do with women poker.
Poker Power has a strong presence throughout the United States and has also expanded its reach to 20 countries around the world. One of the reasons for its name change was due to its fast expansion in the U.S and international markets as it wanted to cater to the demands for women all over the world.
Poker Power Set To Impact 10k Women
During the last couple of years, the organization came out with a number of initiatives that has influenced the lives of a number of women.
One of their biggest moves was to partner with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A special 6 week course combining poker theory, business skills and playing real money poker was launched to give more an education into business and poker. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the course continued via virtual classroom lessons.
Kellogg School has decided to bring back this course in 2022 due to the positive response and will now run it under their Executive MBA program. Poker Power is pleased with the initiative and is on track to impact a little over 10,000 women by the end of December 2021.