Dee Poku-Spalding is an entrepreneur, community builder and women’s advocate. She was born in the UK and raised between London and Accra.
She is the Founder and CEO of WIE, an influential membership network and platform for women leaders. It began back in 2010 as the WIE Symposium – one of the early modern women’s conferences, and was created partly in response to the lack of diversity at traditional business forums. In addition to providing its members with the community and tools to succeed in the workplace, WIE supports brands and corporations with their culture building and diversity initiatives.
Dee also founded The Other Festival, a platform for female makers and creators, and Black Women Raise, an initiative designed to increase access to capital for black female founders.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) and was previously on the Credit Suisse New Markets Women’s Advisory Board. She is also an advisor to Girl Gaze, Female Founders Collective, The Wonder and Apres. Dee is a Fast Company Culture Council member as well as a member of the Women’s Forum of New York and CUP. She was a Huffington Post blogger and is a current contributor to Forbes. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math. Dee currently lives in New York with her husband and son.
Learn more about Dee on her website here: https://www.deepoku.com