GET TO KNOW US
Back in 2010, we began as the WIE Network, one of the earliest modern women’s conferences, in an effort to bring together a wide array of voices around critical topics. These (then) unconventional events quickly caught on and expanded to include The Other Festival aimed at makers and creators, as well as Black Women Raise in support of black female founders.
From our early days, WIE has attracted some of the most innovative and uncommon women leaders and global minds of our time, including Arianna Huffington, Mellody Hobson, Christy Turlington, Queen Rania, Melinda Gates, Thasunda Duckett, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Pelosi and Naomi Campbell.
Beginning in 2021, The WIE Suite emerged, expanding our capabilities and ambitions to bring even more women together across industries and cultures to create a community where action, growth, and solving problems in support of each other will help change the future of business for women for generations to come.
"I believe that women are over mentored and under sponsored. The key to your success is in the power of your network and the actions they take on your behalf." ~ Dee Poku
Named one of Marie Claire Magazine’s 50 Women Changing the World, Dee Poku founded The WIE Suite with the goal to create a community that redefines success and how women achieve and experience it—on their own terms and in support of each other.
Having formerly held senior roles at Paramount Pictures and Focus Features, Dee pivoted to entrepreneurship when she realized there weren’t enough safe spaces and resources for women to accelerate their careers and learn from each other in a way that was constructive rather than competitive. With The Wie Suite, Dee envisions a bold new network where women can explore, connect, learn, and most importantly, push themselves—and each other—to reach further and redefine what’s possible for women everywhere.
ALSO IN OUR WORLD
BLACK WOMEN RAISE
An initiative that aims to ignite the next generation of billion dollar businesses by providing the tools and visibility that will allow black women owned business to scale.
THE OTHER FESTIVAL
An annual festival and platform for women founders, makers and creators. The two-day event features music, talks, workshops, art and more.