Oct 9, 2020
For the final episode of Season 3, I talk with Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary and co-founder of beGirl.world, an organization that empowers Black teen girls through global education and travel. She is also the Founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten, a social impact agency that builds transformational partnerships between communities and corporations. Deesha shares what sparked her love of travel, how she ended up in the White House, and her experiences traveling with the Obamas. She also talks about beGirl.world, how she's navigating the pandemic, and her important social impact work.
What You'll Learn
About Deesha Dyer
Deesha Dyer is an award-winning strategist, on-the-ground community organizer, and executive operations expert. She specializes in transforming ideas into causes that create tangible change. She is the Founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten, a social impact agency that specializes in transformational relationships between corporations and communities, diversity & inclusion, and executive operations.
At 31 years old, Dyer entered the Obama Administration as a community college student intern and ultimately worked her way up to serving as White House Social Secretary. Dyer coordinated the historic visit by Pope Francis and booked legendary acts including Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and Aretha Franklin.
Dyer is the co-founder of beGirl.world, an organization that empowers teen girls through global education and travel. She also oversees additional initiatives, including Black Girl 44, a scholarship fund for young black women seeking internships in Washington, D.C., the Deesha Dyer Second Chance Scholarship at the Community College of Philadelphia, and Impact of a Vote, which aims to expose African American students to non-traditional careers in public service and politics.
Dyer is also a sought-after keynote speaker known for delivering engaging talks on a range of topics — spanning women in leadership, confidence, diversity, and social change. She now resides in New York City with her partner and cat.
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