GET TO KNOW US
We began back in 2010 as the WIE Symposium, one of the early modern women’s conferences, and quickly expanded to include The Other Festival for makers and creators and Black Women Raise for black female founders. Along the way we attracted numerous business and cultural leaders to our gatherings including Arianna Huffington, Mellody Hobson, Christy Turlington, Queen Rania, Melinda Gates, Thasunda Duckett, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Pelosi and Naomi Campbell.
"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
The WIE Suite was founded by Dee Poku, whose background includes senior marketing roles at Paramount Pictures and Focus Features.
Named one of Marie Claire Magazine’s 50 women changing the world, Dee is a frequent speaker on women’s advancement, and community building. She has shared her insights at the UN, the NY Times New Rules Summit, the Black Girls Rock Summit, Girlboss Rally and The Female Quotient.
Dee serves on the Board of Directors of BAFTA and is an advisor to Girl Gaze, Female Founders Collective, Paint Box, The Wonder and Apres. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math.
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.