Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. is a Network Weaver who believes relationships are the key to our personal, professional and organizational growth. She has been quoted in Forbes, Ozy, Bustle, Huffington Post, Modern Luxury and other media outlets, due to an extensive background in leadership, nonprofit management, philanthropy, partnership development, training and education. She is currently Vice President of Community Affairs for the State Fair of Texas responsible for grantmaking, educational programming and community initiatives. Formerly the National Community Engagement Director for World Vision, she served as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners in multiple locations across the US to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families. She is also co-founder for HERitage Giving Circle, one of the first Black women Giving Circles in the State of Texas and the owner of Soulstice Consultancy providing training and consultations for nonprofits and small businesses.
Dr. Booker-Drew was a part of the documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that follows a cast of 7 women from Dallas to India. She is the recipient of several honors including 2020 Each Moment Matters Awardee, 2020 Dallas Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Award, WFAA’s While I Have Your Attention (2020), 2020 TEDxSMU speaker, 2019 Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business honoree, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Global Big Heart 2014, , 2012 Outstanding African American Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 Woman of the Year Award by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and was awarded Diversity Ambassador for the American Red Cross (2012).
Froswa’ graduated with a PhD from Antioch University in Leadership and Change with a focus on social capital, diverse women, change management, and relational leadership. She attended the Jean Baker Miller Institute at Wellesley for training in Relational Cultural Theory and has completed facilitator training on Immunity to Change based on the work of Kegan and Lahey of Harvard. She has also completed training through UNICEF on Equity Based Evaluations. Booker-Drew is currently an adjunct professor at Tulane University in the Master’s of Public Administration Program teaching Governance, Leadership and Sustainability. She has also been an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at Arlington, Capital Seminary and Graduate School as well as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Antioch University. She is the host of the podcast, The Tapestry and author of 3 workbooks for women, Fly Away, Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life and Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last. Froswa’ was a workshop presenter at the United Nations in 2013 on the Access to Power. She has been a contributor for several publications globally, including as an advice columnist for professional women in Business Woman Media, a global platform based in Australia.
Certifications & Education
- Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.
- M.A. in Humanities from Oklahoma City
- B.S. in History from University of Texas at Arlington
- Jean Baker Miller Institute on Relational Cultural Theory
- Advanced Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation.
- Industry Focus – Philanthropy and Nonprofit
- Community Engagement
- Black Women in Leadership
- Relationship/Team Building
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Helping Foundations Work in Communities
Most Requested Presentations
- Social Capital – How to Build Your Network
- Black History/Women’s History
- Relational Leadership
Awards & Recognition
● 2008 Community Angel Award,
● 2009 Woman of the Year Award by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,
● 2010 Diversity Ambassador for the American Red Cross,
● 2012 Outstanding African American Alumni at the University of Texas at Arlington,
● 2013 Recognized Alumni at the University of Texas at Arlington in History,
● 2014 Big Heart for Global Poverty by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
● 2015 Life Impact Award, AWOW International Girls Leadership Initiative
● 2017, 2018 Who’s Who in Black Dallas
● 2017 Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse Participant (Op-Ed Project)
● 2018 Cover of Mentor Magazine
● 2019 Education is Freedom Honorary Chair
● 2019 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Award
● 2019 Mom in Philanthropy Award
● 2020 Each Moment Matters Community Leader Award
● 2020 Dr. Katherine Hodge Dudley Excellence in Innovative Leadership Award–Dallas
● 2020 Connie Davis Volunteer of the Year Award
- ROI of DEI with Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew: Social Capital
- Elevate 2021 session presented by Froswa’ Booker-Drew
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration – with Dr. Froswa Booker Drew
- SGR Servant Leadership Conference Jan 27 -28, 2021- Featuring Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew
- Proximity+Presence: Social Capital and Polarization TEDx with Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew