Dr Froswa Booker Drew
Partnership Broker and Relational Leadership expert
Dr Froswa' Booker-Drew is intrigued by relationships, particularly building networks to address issues in organizations and communities. Because of her extensive background in leadership, nonprofit management, partnership development, training and education, she's been quoted in Forbes, Ozy, Bustle, Huffington Post and other media outlets around the world.
As Vice President of Community Affairs for the State Fair of Texas, Dr Booker-Drew manages a department focused on community initiatives, educational programming, partnerships and philanthropy.
In addition, she has been asked to speak on a variety of topics such as social capital and networking, leadership, diversity, and community development to national and international audiences. This included serving as a workshop presenter at the United Nations in 2013 on the Access to Power. One of the most impactful life events for her was being a part of the documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that followed a cast of 7 women from Dallas to India.
She has received numerous honors for her work which includes: 2019 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business honoree, Semi-finalist for the SMU TEDx, and Diversity Ambassador for the American Red Cross.
Booker-Drew graduated with a PhD from Antioch University in Leadership and Change with a focus on social capital and relational leadership.
She is the author of 2 workbooks for women, Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life and Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last as well as a writer for several publications around the globe including as an advice columnist for professional women addressing workplace issues.