Deesha Dyer

Deesha Dyer 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. Dyer is an award-winning strategist, on-the-ground community organizer, and operations expert. She specializes in cultivating and executing ideas and causes to create tangible change. For nearly two decades, she has produced social-impact

campaigns across entertainment, politics, philanthropy and business. Dyer served as White House Social Secretary under President Barack Obama,  completed a two-year tenure at the Ford Foundation, and in December 2019, finished a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, where she designed and taught a study course entitled, “From Imposter to Impact.”

Named to Marie Claire’s new guard of women changing the world, Dyer’s personal journey has been guided by an unwavering passion for servant leadership, civic engagement, and social justice. In 2015, Essence called her “one of the most powerful women calling the shots in the Obama Administration.”

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.