Born and raised in Kankakee, IL, (South of Chicago) and now residing in Dallas, TX, Trailblazer Tiara M. Tucker, M.S., is known as an empowerment connector who wears many “tiaras.” To name a few, she is a sought-after and multiple award-winning PR and communications strategist, speaker, communications coach, community advocate, social justice and mental health activist, and the visionary founder and CEO of Tiara PR Network, LLC and Speak That! Movement, Inc. Tiara currently serves as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Dallas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Tiara has been featured in numerous local, national and international media outlets and platforms for her noteworthy efforts (earned media). She has been the creator, executive producer, MC, host, moderator, and guest speaker for a variety of platforms and organizations over the years -- allowing her to (loudly) speak in front of thousands of diverse audiences.
Tiara's Most Requested Speaking Topics:
Entrepreneurship (Journey as a founder & CEO of 2 orgs & a venue)
Communications (Journey as an accomplished communicator)
Community Advocacy (Journey supporting the community)
Corporate America (18-yr career journey with a Fortune 50)
Continuing Education (Journey attaining degrees & certificates)
Uncomfortable Conversations (Journey as a coach & host)
Mental Health Advocacy (Journey conquering anxiety)
Social & Racial Justice Activism (Journey as an activist)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Journey championing DEI)
Black in America (Journey as an unapologetic Black woman)
Mindfulness Living (Journey being mindful of mindfulness)
Women Empowerment (Journey empowering others & self)
Speak That! Movement (12-yr journey uplifting & connecting others)
Power of Networking (Journey creating powerful relationships)
Other topics as requested (Tiara has a story for all of your needs!)
In 2022, Tiara became the inaugural recipient of Illinois State University's Andrew Purnell Jr. Trailblazer Award, which is their highest honor that recognizes the university's alumni trailblazers, groundbreakers, innovators, and pioneers who have devoted their time and effort in servant leadership to courageously make a positive change. A month later, she was featured in Sheen Magazine as "The Woman Helping Change Lives One Person at a Time." In July of 2022, Tiara was honored by D CEO Magazine as a winner for their prestigious "Leadership Excellence" Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award. Tiara concluded the year as a proud recipient of the President Joe Biden Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2021, Tiara was featured in Black Enterprise as one of "10 Amazing Black Women Making Moves Right Now." This same year, she was honored as a "40 Under 40" by the PRSA Dallas chapter and as a Junior League of Collin County Women of Influence Award nominee. Tiara has also been featured on Bravo TV Network on an episode of "The Real Housewives of Potomac."
Tiara has almost two decades of noteworthy experience with a Fortune 50 company where she specializes in public affairs, corporate responsibility, communication strategy, executive-level support, event planning/hosting, philanthropy, nonprofit portfolio management, and associate/community engagement. She has creatively and boldly coordinated and hosted numerous high-impact and unprecedented associate engagement activities relevant to the times we are living in. Outside of Corporate America, she has an extensive history working on noteworthy high-profile PR cases, communications and special events.
Tiara’s most notable PR experiences include her efforts in the battle against social justice inequalities and police brutality. She has worked alongside some of the nation’s most well-known civil rights attorneys as their PR and communications director, as well as among nationally-known social justice activists. She occasionally is the PR and media coordinator for very high-profile and media-saturated cases responsible for overseeing local, national and international media relationships. She has been the event chair and PR coordinator for multiple high-caliber events, including a private movie screening and a sold-out fundraising gala held in Dallas in 2019.
In addition to owning and managing Tiara PR Network, her upscale communications boutique firm located in North Dallas, Tiara passionately leads her charitable nonprofit organization, Speak That! Movement. Her award-winning, women-led organization is also supporting and connecting people and communities while fulfilling its mission to equip and empower professional women in business along their journeys of dream and goal realization. Tiara is also the creator, host and executive producer of Speak That! Talks, which allows her to promote and coach guest speakers from all over the world. She recently produced and directed her newest social justice initiative, Speak Their Stories, to uniquely share the story of women impacted by social injustice.
As a mindfulness enthusiast who has had battles with anxiety while going after her own dreams, Tiara is dedicated to using her voice and platforms to enrich others. To expand her education beyond her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Illinois State University, since 2019 she has attained a Certificate in Mindfulness; a Certificate in Life Coaching; a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace; and aced a Nonprofit Leadership and Community Engagement graduate course at Harvard University, where she later was invited back by two Harvard professors to be a guest lecturer.
If you would like to book or retain Tiara for your PR, communications, community, speaking, or event needs, contact us today!
Tiara M. Tucker
Accolades, Accomplishments & Affiliations:
• 2o22 President Joe Biden Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
• Featured in Black Enterprise as one of "10 Amazing Black Women Making Moves Right Now"
• Featured in Sheen Magazine as "the Woman Helping Change Lives"
• Winner of the 2022 D CEO Magazine "Leadership Excellence" Nonprofit Award
• Featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine, ShoutOut DFW, ShoutOut Atlanta, and more platforms
• Honored as a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ by two Dallas organizations & a Women of Influence nominee
• Featured on an episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac on Bravo TV network
• Featured on DJ Khalid’s official Instagram page helping to promote his hit album, Grateful
• Seen on various local, national & international news outlets & social media platforms
• Featured on hundreds of local, national & international podcasts, shows & virtual/live events
• B.S. Degree in PR & M.S. Degree in Communication from Illinois State University
• Certificates in Mindfulness, Life Coaching & DEI; Graduate course at Harvard University
• Board Member for Go For Yours Foundation based in Los Angeles
• Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for Public Relations Society of America - Dallas
• Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.