Molly Bloom HeadshotThe Center for Leadership and the Leo Hill Leadership Speaker Series are pleased to welcome Molly Bloom to campus. 

Join us on February 27, 2023 at 7:30pm in Macky Auditorium for a talk by the CU Boulder alumna. Molly Bloom, bestselling author of Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film, and a former member of the United States Ski Team, shares her advice to students confronted with pivotal choices, her challenges as a woman in a male-dominated environment and tips on maintaining personal values in a competitive world.

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Molly Bloom is an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and bestselling author. Her memoir, Molly’s Game, was adapted into an award-winning film by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating a notorious private poker game.

Bloom began her career as a world-class skier. While training as a pre-teen she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and had to undergo surgery that the doctors said would end her athletic career. A year later, fully recovered, she was back on the slopes. She joined the U.S. Ski Team and at 21 was ranked No. 3 in North America in moguls, but her Olympic dreams would go unrealized as she left the team to pursue other projects. This led her to what she thought would be a one-year sabbatical in LA.

Bloom had finished her political science degree at the University of Colorado Boulder and was applying to top law schools when her job as an assistant turned her into an accidental entrepreneur running an exclusive, high-stakes underground poker game, earning as much as $6 million a year.

Today, Molly is focusing her energy on uplifting and mentoring other women after being mentored by accomplished, dynamic women herself. In 2020, she launched the One World Group to support women facing various challenges, especially those exacerbated by the global pandemic.