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WIE Network

WIE Network is an online destination for career women - LinkedIn meets

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  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

In 2010, we founded a successful annual conference called the WIE Symposium. We are expanding with WIE Network, an online portal that incorporates a social network & digital magazine. Women now make up half college graduates and the labor force. Our community is a place for these 72m women to find a mentor, read helpful content, join a peer group, ask advice, find useful resources, promote themselves, share information or look for a job


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    Dee Poku
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Dee is a highly experienced branding & marketing professional who has implemented innovative campaigns for a cross section of high profile movies, consumer brands & non-profits.  

    A former Hollywood movie executive, her background includes senior roles at Paramount Pictures & Focus Features (a division of Universal Pictures).

    She began her career in brand marketing working with brands such as Coca Cola & Stella Artois. She holds a BSc in M

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    June Sarpong
    Co-Founder & CSO

    June has enjoyed a 15-year career which has seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television. She hosted 2005’s Make Poverty History event and presented at the UK leg of Live Earth. In 2008 alongside Will Smith she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people.

    She was awarded an MBE on the Queen’s New Year’s Honors List for her services to broadcasting & charity.

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    Simon Franks

    Simon is the founder and Chairman of Redbus Group, a UK based acquisition and investment vehicle. Amongst its holdings is Redbus Outdoor, (Europe’s largest In-store and point of sale media owner), Redbus Retail Services, (providing logistical services for supermarkets), and RRA, (the UK’s largest retail park billboard owner). Between 2000 and 2004, Redbus was the UK’s fastest growing company with a compound annual growth rate in-excess of 280%.


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    John Hemphill, Morrison & Foerster
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    Robert Mitgang, Peretz, Resnick, Mitgang & Marcus

Previous Investors

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    Simon Franks, Redbus Ventures