Dee Poku-Spalding is a social entrepreneur who was born in the UK and raised between London and Accra. A former Hollywood studio executive, Poku is the founder of WIE (Women Inspiration and Enterprise), a social enterprise that works to provide emerging women leaders with the tools to succeed in their careers. She began her career in brand marketing and promotions. 

Dee conceived of The Other Festival while attending a major festival in 2015. After seeing an endless array of all male bands, while desperately trying to find food even marginally healthier than deep fried cheesy French Fries, she knew there had to be a better way.