Member Spotlight: Pokin Yeung

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Member Spotlight: Pokin Yeung

Pokin Yeung

Your current Company: 
Absolute Games (a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming)

Your current Title: 
CEO 

How long have you been in a Lean In Circle? 
2 years

For you, what, so far, has been the highlight of your circle?
Realizing how universal some of our challenges are, and having the opportunity to meet such a diverse and interesting group of women!

Tell us one thing about you that you are most proud of (personally or professionally).
I’m really proud of our team. I’m lucky to work alongside a group of talented, friendly people who are passionate about creating a good experience for our players. My favourite moment was this one incident where our team spoke up about doing what was right for our players, even if it came at a short-term financial cost to our business. It gives me great joy when I hear how happy our players are with our games!

What advice would you have for someone new to a Lean In circle?
Going to Lean In Circle meetings is like going to the gym. Sometimes life gets busy and you think, “I don’t have time for this.” And yet, I’ve never regretted going to the gym after the fact: A solid Lean In Circle is meant to be your support group. If everyone in your circle commits to prioritizing the circle and being fully involved and present, it can be incredibly transformative. At the end of it, you’ll get back what you’re willing to invest. So what are you willing to put in?  

Please share one fun fact or life hack you may have.
This is a hard one because we are so glued to our devices, but my life hack is...to not. Don’t take your phone to bed with you. Leave it out of reach. Every morning is a fresh opportunity to choose how to shape your day. If your phone is the first thing you look at when you wake up, you’re choosing to allow what you see on that phone (be it a message, text, or notification) to influence the start of your day, and potentially your mood. Start your day with intention, not in reaction.