About Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO, WIE Network
Dee Poku is the co-founder and CEO of the WIE Network, an innovative global conference and community aimed at empowering the next generation of women leaders. Over the years, the WIE Symposium has attracted an incredible lineup of speakers including Donna Karan, Arianna Huffington, Ted Turner, Melinda Gates, Diane von Furstenberg, Jill Biden, and Lauren Bush.
Poku is also the founder of Right Angle, a branding and marketing consultancy that develops and implements innovative campaigns for a cross-section of high profile films, non-profits, and consumer brands. The company specializes in strategic partnerships, bringing entities such as brands, films, non-profits, and high profile individuals together whereby all parties benefit from a given campaign.
A former Hollywood studio executive, Poku’s background includes senior marketing roles at Paramount Pictures and Focus Features (a division of Universal Pictures). She oversaw the movie release campaigns for the likes of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, the Coen brothers’ No Country For Old Men and O Brother, Where Art Thou; Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel starring Brad Pitt, and Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain.
She began her career in brand marketing and promotions and has worked with renowned brands such as Coca Cola, Absolut Vodka, Crème de la Mer, Stella Artois and London Fashion Week.