Ambitious. Focused. Diverse.

Poker players embody nothing if not these three qualities, especially the women in this historically male-dominated field. To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, PokerStars is taking a look at some of the women who make up the world of poker.

In the 15-minute short film “Raising the Stakes – The Women of Poker”, PokerStars looks at the personal experiences of women both on the tables and in the workplace. Among the players featured in the film are Maria Ho, Liv Boeree, Celina Lin, and Fatima Moreira De Melo.

“Raising the Stakes – The Women of Poker” was showcased recently at a media event featuring a panel discussion with PokerStars Ambassador Jennifer Shahade, poker journalist Aleeyah Jadavji, Associate Director of Group Public Relations at The Stars Group Rebecca McAdam and Associate Director of Branded Content at The Stars Group Francine Watson. They celebrated the successes of women in the game to date while acknowledging that there’s still more work to be done.

Poker is a game for everyone and PokerStars is committed to the growth of the game by continuously striving to reach and engage new players and employees from all walks of life. The Stars Group continuously strives for diversity across all departments and open positions can be found on the careers page.

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