goop beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill love to ask – and answer – questions. In their podcast, The Beauty Closet, they do two. To familiarize yourself with the weekly guests, we came up with a goop (and life) beauty questionnaire.
This Week We Talk:
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 party, with a furtive career development aspect – you’ve felt like you were part of a very smart, very chic, very powerful sisterhood. Weaving effortlessly through famous stylists, female founders, and CEO, Dee Poku is the elegant bee queen of everything, introducing, connecting and celebrating. In The Beauty Closet this week, Poku talks to Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill about connection, power and trust, with the secrets to her glowing skin and fringe.
As a young girl in Ghana, Dee Poku knew the world was hers. “I grew up in an environment where everyone seemed to me – where everyone was black and where people in positions of power looked like me,” she says. “It was based on the sense that it could be anything I wanted it to be.” After years in the entertainment industry, Poku founded the WIE Suite – a business community centered around sisterhood and empowerment. “It’s a space where successful women can be in the same room with women earlier in their journey,” says Poku. “It’s a collective support system.”
Her confidence is infectious and, like her beauty, she seems to emanate from within. “I’m very healthy,” she says. “I don’t drink coffee or eat clean food.” Start every morning with lemon and water and herbal teas. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. ”For more of her glowing skin secrets, we sent her the goop quiz.