A former Hollywood studio executive, Poku’s background includes senior marketing roles at Paramount Pictures and Focus Features. She oversaw the international campaigns for major films such as Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and the Coen brothers’ ‘No Country For Old Men’.
Dee Poku has been named one of Marie Claire's 50 Women Changing the World, a CUP Catalyst Changemaker and one of TRUE Africa’s 100 Top Innovators.
Dee Poku focuses her attention on entrepreneurial opportunities and advocating for women. Dee is the Founder and CEO of WIE, an influential leadership network that works to equip women with the tools to succeed in their careers. WIE creates educational programming for its members, and supports brands and corporations on their diversity initiatives.
Dee Poku is also the founder of The Other Festival, a first of its kind all female entrepreneurship festival that showcases the talented makers and creators breaking the rules and redefining how business is done.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS