Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, community leader, event and strategy consultant, and is most notably known as the Obama administration’s Social Secretary. The Philadelphia native became a White House intern at the age of 30, and completed a seven-year tenure there that honed her expertise in event coordination, logistics, protocol, and statecraft. Her storied career is unconventional at best, with themes of reinvention, drive, and a commitment to community service integrated throughout.
An award-winning event producer, Deesha has been featured in national media outlets including TIME, The New York Times, Marie Claire, Essence, Vogue, Refinery29, Forbes, Glamour, The Root and The Washington Post. A charismatic speaker with unbridled optimism, she now shares her message of hope, hard work and living life on your own terms with audiences across the country, while running a teen travel community organization, beGirl.world.
Gold Medal Gymnast & Advocate
Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The Washington Post; Author, "A Very Stable Genius"
Social Activist and Entrepreneur; Former Minister for Social Welfare & Women’s Development, Kashmir
Former EPA Administrator; President and CEO, NRDC
Founder and Executive Director, Humanity Rises
More Speakers To Be Announced Soon
The Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein will be moderating the M.A.D. Love segment, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.
M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural world views held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. M'Girl will be performing along with Sheila Maracle, the Toronto-based composer and singer for their song Eyes Wide Open.
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