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Dee Poku-Spalding


Dee Poku-Spalding is the Founder and CEO of WIE, an innovative women’s leadership and empowerment network. WIE connects emerging and established women leaders and works to equip them with the tools to succeed. The organization has attracted an incredible range of speakers to its global gatherings, including Melinda Gates, Donna Karan, Arianna Huffington, Queen Rania, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Pelosi, Christy Turlington and Iman. Dee’s background includes senior roles at Paramount Pictures and Focus Features. She oversaw the international marketing campaigns for movies such as Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’; the Coen brothers’ ‘No Country For Old Men’; Sofia Coppola’s 'Lost in Translation', Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Babel’ and Ang Lee’s 'Brokeback Mountain'.Dee was recently named a CUP Catalyst Changemaker 2015 and one of TRUE Africa’s 100 Top Innovators. She is on the Credit Suisse New Markets Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA).



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