desk chair workspace and BizWest are collaborating to host Loveland native, Molly Bloom, for a motivational breakfast event on September 19. Starting at 7:30 a.m., attendees will enjoy breakfast catered by Five Tables Café while listening to Molly Bloom speak on Co-Working and Collaboration. Proceeds from the Power Breakfast will benefit Project Self-Sufficiency.
Molly Bloom is an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur and bestselling author of Molly’s Game. She is best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world.
“The intentions behind the Power Breakfast are to empower professionals to bet on their selves and truly make an impact in their communities. Project Self-Sufficiency’s mission aligns with the Power Breakfast which is one of the many reason we have chosen to donate to this organization,” said Doug Erion, president and owner of desk chair workspace. “Not only does this nonprofit bring the promise of education and career development, but also gives single parents the power and confidence to succeed.”
The staff at desk chair note that this motivation breakfast would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors such as Five Tables Café, Davidson Gebhardt and Subaru Loveland, FirstBank, Kenney Lee Architecture Group, Evergreen Industrial, Flood and Peterson, City of Loveland, 4 Corners Exteriors, and Stef Erion and Sharon Cook with C3 Real Estate.
About Project Self-Sufficiency
Project Self-Sufficiency is a local nonprofit that assists low-income, single parents in efforts to achieve economic independence and become free from community and government assistance while building and maintaining strong, healthy families. “desk chair workspace is a proud supporter of this non-profit and looks forward to continuing our support for years to come,” said Erion.
About Molly Bloom
Molly 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 later joined the U.S. Ski Team and at 21 years old 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 year sabbatical in LA.
Bloom was finishing her degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and was in the process of applying to top tier Law Schools, when her assistant job turned her into an accidental entrepreneur, running one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world, pulling in as much as $4 million per year. What happened next is where her story truly begins. Her games featured hundreds of millions of dollars and players like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, A-Rod, and Ben Affleck.
The film Molly’s Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, stars Jessica Chastain (as Molly), Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chris O’Dowd. Bloom has appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, for companies like Blackrock Financial, SiriusXM Radio, and will deliver the 2018 commencement speech at Colorado State University.
Bloom is now focused on building WeWork for female entrepreneurs. For years she built a billionaire boys club, now she’s creating a community for women to nurture their ambitions by providing them with opportunities to collaborate and grow their businesses.