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Dee Poku

Blog Entries by Dee Poku

12 Women Who Inspired Me in 2012

(4) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 12:02 PM

From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map. A record number of women were elected to the U.S. Senate and...

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The Office Construct as We Know It Was Created By Men at a Time Women Weren't Even Allowed to Work

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 8:44 PM

I had my first baby 10 weeks ago, a little boy called Sebastian. Definitely one of the most wonderful things that's ever happened to me -- one of my proudest moments.

Those nine months of pregnancy really focused my mind on what we are trying to achieve with the...

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Bridging the Atlantic: What to Expect at WIE Symposium 2012

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 4:49 AM

On 8 March, International Women's Day, my business partner June Sarpong and I will bring our New York women's empowerment event, the WIE Symposium back home, to London.

WIE is a women's conference, a forum for this generation's leaders to inspire and empower the next. The event...

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My Africa

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2011 | 4:40 PM

In my Africa, Barack Obama is very much the norm.

In my Africa, fellow Ghanaian Kofi Anan led the United Nations as Secretary-General, and writer and poet Wole Soyinka is a Nobel Laureate. My African heroines include Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia and the first elected female...

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