Froswa’ Booker-Drew

Froswa’ Booker-Drew has more than twenty years of experience in leadership development, training, nonprofit management, education and social services. She currently is employed by World Vision, US Programs serving as Community Youth Development Director for the Southeast Region of the United States. In addition, Froswa’ is an instructor in the Nonprofit Certificate Program at UT-Arlington and has provided consulting services to a number of nonprofits around the country including the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, the Texas Council on Family Violence, Mothers & More, Girls Inc—Tarrant County and the Dallas Womens’ Foundation. She has worked with three national nonprofits in administrative roles providing capacity building to congregations, educational organizations, and municipalities. Froswa’ has also been an instructor at several colleges such as Jarvis Christian College and Southwestern Christian College and serves as a guest lecturer at the University of North Texas at Dallas. She is also a grant reviewer for several federal agencies and foundations.

Booker-Drew is a graduate from Oklahoma City University with a Master of Liberal Arts in Humanities. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in History in 1992. As a student, she was extremely involved in campus and community activities. Currently, Froswa’ is in her second year of doctoral studies in Leadership and Change at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Froswa's focus is on building social capital in individuals and organizations. Froswa’ has served as a Board Member of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and is currently involved with Girls Inc—Tarrant County as a member of the Director’s Circle. She is a member of the Dallas American Red Cross Diversity Leadership Team where she also serves as a Community Relations Liaison and a board member of DFW International. Booker-Drew was a part of the documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that follows a cast of 7 women from Dallas to India in 2008.

Because of this experience, she has dedicated much of her spare time finding ways to support organizations that address vulnerable and marginalized youth including sharing her time and talent with AWOW-International Girls Leadership Initiative. Froswa received the 2009 Woman of the Year Award by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and was awarded Diversity Ambassador for the American Red Cross. She writes for two national blogs, PlatformsTv for Women and Blackgivesback, a blog dedicated to African American philanthropy. She is also a speaker for the International Network for the Professional Development of Women offering training sessions on social capital, authentic and transformational leadership for female leaders. Froswa’ was recently awarded 2012 Outstanding African American Alumni from the University of Texas at Arlington.