Annie Duke is a decision-making expert, speaker, and author. Prior to her successful career in decision science, she spent over two decades as a professional poker player, winning more than $4 million in tournament poker. She is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit organization that empowers students through decision skills education, and serves on several boards, including the Renew Democracy Initiative.
Why you should book Annie Duke for your next event
- Expertise in Decision-Making: Annie Duke has extensive knowledge and expertise in decision-making, both from her career as a professional poker player and her work as a consultant and speaker. Her insights and strategies can be applied to a variety of industries and contexts, and can help individuals and organizations make better decisions.
- Unique Perspective: As a female professional poker player, Annie Duke has a unique perspective that sets her apart from other speakers and consultants in the decision-making space. She has faced many challenges and overcome obstacles throughout her career, and can share valuable lessons and insights with audiences.
- Engaging and Dynamic Speaker: Annie Duke is known for her engaging and dynamic speaking style, which can captivate audiences and keep them interested throughout her presentations. She is able to explain complex concepts in a clear and accessible way, and can tailor her talks to meet the specific needs and interests of different audiences.
Annie is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She retired from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. She serves on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.
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