"Can we dress our way to success?" That was the big question kicking off the 2nd annual WIE symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). A panel of powerhouses such as Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City, and Harper's Bazaar editor Glenda Bailey weighed in.
A little background: As I noted then, last year's WIE Symposium attracted a very fashionable crowd.
And though I spoke with her last year, I didn’t really realize how WIE came about. In fact, Dee Poku and her friend June Sarpong got the brainstorm after attending a “power dinner with these incredible people, Martha Stewart, Iman, Madeleine Albright…” They were so energized from the event, it lit a fire within them. “We thought, wouldn’t it be amazing if we all could have access to this?” Dee told me.
So Poku, who'd been involved with socially conscious films such as An Inconvenient Truth and A Mighty Heart, and Sarpong, an award-winning television host in the UK, decided to start an intergenerational conference and conversation between the best and the brightest leaders and leading lights to help ignite and guide that same spark in more women.