Goop’s beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill love to ask and answer questions. In their podcast, The Beauty Closet, they do both. To familiarize you with the guests each week, we developed a questionnaire on beauty (and life).
This week we’re talking to:
Dee Poku, founder of the WIE suite
If you’ve ever been to a WIE Suite event – they’re part TED talk, part really fun parties, with a clandestine aspect of career development – you’ve felt part of a very smart, very chic, very powerful sorority. Meandering effortlessly through famous fashion designers, founders and CEOs, Dee Poku is the stylish queen bee of everything, introducing, connecting and celebrating. On The Beauty Closet this week, Poku talks to Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill about connection, strength and confidence, along with the secrets of their glowing skin and signature pony.
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As a young girl in Ghana, Dee Poku knew the world was hers. “I grew up in an environment where everyone looked like me – where everyone was black and people in positions of power looked like me,” she says. “It grounded me with the feeling that I can be anything I wanted to be.” After years in the entertainment industry, Poku founded the WIE Suite – a business community focused on sisterhood and self-determination. “It’s a space where women who have achieved success can be in the same room with women earlier on their journey,” says Poku. “It’s a collective support system.”
Her confidence is contagious and, like her beauty, seems to come from within. “I’m very healthy,” she says. “I don’t drink coffee and I don’t eat junk food. I start every morning with lemon and water and herbal teas. I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. ”To find out more about her glowing skin, we sent her the Goop questionnaire.