Desirée Tucker

Founder, Executive Director

Desirée Tucker has spent the majority of her career shaping vibrant community spaces, initially as the owner of a professional organizing and event planning company in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Her career took a transformative turn in 2012 when she joined the National Institutes of Health as a contracted meeting planner, later evolving into an on-site Project Manager. That same year marked a personal milestone as she embraced motherhood through IVF, welcoming her son Noah, and later, her daughter Nyah in 2017.

Desirée’s commitment extends beyond her professional endeavors. She served as a Frederick County Commissioner for both the Commission for Women and the Human Relations Commission. Her exceptional organizational abilities, keen attention to detail, and deep-rooted advocacy for inclusivity and equity empower her to be a dynamic leader and advocate in her community.

Her passion for community engagement was ignited by a poignant experience at a Baltimore City elementary school. Witnessing firsthand the disparities in educational environments, she was moved to action, recognizing the urgent need for equity and opportunity for all children, especially those marginalized. As a founder and executive director at Women Solve, Desirée embodies the spirit of collective power and diverse talent, championing innovative solutions, advocacy, and community engagement, and forging a path towards a more equitable and inclusive world.

Photo credit: Annette Johnson of Stadtkind Photography