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Molly Bloom – the inspiration behind the movie Molly’s Game, announced as keynote speaker at WIZO NSW Gala Event 2018

WIZO NSW welcome Molly Bloom as keynote speaker at the Gala Event on Thursday 9th of August 2018.

The Gala Event is an annual fundraising dinner in support of WIZO’s projects across Israel. Each year, the event showcases thought-provoking, high profile guest speakers. International guests have ranged from political leaders to preeminent literary and academic figures, as well as those making headlines, such as Molly Bloom.

An author and entrepreneur, Bloom recently achieved worldwide recognition as the inspiration behind the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Molly’s Game’.

Molly Bloom is the bestselling author of Molly’s Game, her memoir of the same name. 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. 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, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. Bloom has also appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Vice Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit.

“We are honoured and excited to have Molly as our keynote speaker at our biggest night of the year,” WIZO NSW President Diane Symonds said of the upcoming event. “Molly is an inspirational speaker and an empowered woman, and the stories she has to tell are simply riveting!”.

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