Froswa’ Booker-Drew, PhD

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Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew is the President and CEO of Soulstice Consultancy, providing philanthropic guidance, community engagement strategies, leadership, and DEIJ work for companies and nonprofits. She is also the founder of the Reconciliation and Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit designed to amplify, support, and fund the work of Black-led nonprofits. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Tulane University and a research affiliate at Antioch University. Froswa’ is the author of four books, including the most recently published, Empowering Charity: A New Narrative of Philanthropy. She is also co-founder of HERitage Giving Circle, one of the first Black Women Giving Circles in the state of Texas, and co-founder of both Power in Action-Dallas and the South Dallas Employment Project.

Research Affiliate

Graduate School of Leadership & Change

Froswa’ received her PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Her research is based on social capital, diverse women, relational leadership, and the work of Keagan and Lahey of Harvard’s Immunity to Change. Booker-Drew is interested in impacting women, assisting them in building varied social networks by understanding the power in their personal stories and identifying the barriers to change that keep women from creating the impact they desire. She is a trained Immunity to Change facilitator, attended the Jean Baker Miller Institute on Relational Cultural Theory, and was invited to be a part of the International Dialogue on Relational Learning and Leadership. It was at this conference that she presented her work on women and social capital as a paper. Froswa’ is also an Advanced Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation.

She is a graduate from Oklahoma City University with a Master of Liberal Arts in Humanities. She received a scholarship and an assistantship to attend OCU. Booker-Drew worked full-time as an Educational Consultant for two nonprofit agencies in Oklahoma City while attending classes full-time. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in History, with a minor in English and an emphasis in Women’s Studies/Sociology. As a student, she was extremely involved in campus and community activities.

She is the author of three books, Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last, (2013), Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life (2016), and It’s Time to Fly Away (2020). Her fourth book, Empowering Charity: A New Narrative of Philanthropy, was released in 2022 by Baylor University Press and is the 2023 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner. She has written several articles on a variety of topics that have been published around the world including serving as an advice columnist for professional women for the Business Woman Media, a global platform based in Australia.

Froswa’ has also written for or has work published in the following:

Booker-Drew, in addition to being the host of the Tapestry podcast and former co-host on the web talk show Social Issues Time, has presented hundreds of workshops and conferences around the United States and in Canada, including TEDX-SMU, Fuel Good (Toronto),, Urban League Young Professionals, Ignite, Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, Texas Association of Community Development Associations, Nonprofit Communication Professionals, the University of Notre Dame, Texas A& M University, The Minority Student Today Conference, The University of Oklahoma, and the University of Texas at Arlington.  She was featured on the video ‘Extraordinary Women’ by Dallas Community Television and has been a guest on numerous television, radio, and podcast episodes. Froswa’ was the emcee at Greater Dallas Movement Day, an event with more than two thousand attendees present. This includes a brief listing of presentations from 2019 to the present:

  • New Leaders Panel Discussion on Philanthropy (March 2019)
  • Engage Dallas, Mayor Star Council, Upstander speaker (March 2019)
  • Faith in Texas Staff Retreat (March 2019)
  •  Dallas Women’s Success Initiative, Panelist (March 2019)
  • Prosperity Now, Moderator, Nonprofit Leaders Workshop (May 2019)
  • Bakke Graduate University, Keynote, Graduation Speaker (May 2019)
  •  First Biannual African American History Summit, Workshop Presenter (June 2019)
  • ScholarShot, Keynote, Graduation (June 2019)
  • International Venue Management Association, Workshop Presenter (July 2019)
  • Texas Education Agency, Keynote, Partnership Conference (August 2019)
  • Success Women’s Conference, Mississippi, Workshop Presenter (September 2019)
  • National Conference, Keynote, Christian Community Development Association, (October 2019)
  • Hidden Figures of Philanthropy (October 2019)
  • Hey Chica, Latina Leadership Conference, Moderator (November 2019)
  • Renew You, WFFA Women’s Conference, Workshop Presenter (January 2020)
  • Community Engagement Day Luncheon, Keynote, Chicago (January 2020)
  • Dallas Futures Summit, Panelist (January 2020)
  • TEDxSMU (March 2020)
  • DCEO Women’s Keynote Speaker, (July 2020)
  •  Guidely Summit, Presenter, (July 2020)
  • SGR Webinar Wednesday, Webinar Presenter, (July 2020)
  • HCI Webinar with Dr. Westover, Podcast, (July 2020)
  • Dallas Regional Chamber, Panelist, (October 2020)
  • AT&T, Keynote (November 2020)
  • Weaver Nonprofit Series, Panelist (November 2020)
  • International Association of Fairs and Expositions, Workshop Presenter (December 2020)
  • SGR Leadership Conference keynote speaker (January 2021)
  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Elevate Conference, Workshop presenter, (January 2021)
  • International Center for Growth in Connection, Keynote Webinar speaker, (February 2021)
  • Dallas International Airport Black History Month Keynote speaker (February 2021)
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing:  Global Forum on SEL and Anti-Racism Presenter, (February 2021)
  • Philanthropy Southwest Series, Women Giving Circles, Moderator (March 2021)
  • Dallas Regional Chamber video participant (March 2021)
  • Husch Blackwell Women’s History Month, Presenter (March 2021)
  • Black Women in Nonprofit Leadership Instructor (April and July 2021)
  • Guidely Presentation on Grief (April 2021)
  • What Kind of Community Do We Want to Build in Dallas? MDHA, Moderator, (April 2021)
  • PNM Annual Conference – Rising from the Pandemic: Expanding Social and Economic Equity, University of Texas at Dallas panelist (May 2021)
  • Funding on the Frontlines, We Give Summit, Moderator (May 2021)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Officer/Board Relations, Nonprofit Governance, Texas Bar (June 2021)
  • Redeemed Christian Church Global Conversation on Community Development, Speaker (August 2021)
  • Dallas Startup Week, Third Annual Women of Innovation Summit. Keynote Speaker, (August 2021)
  • Annual Virtual LeadHERship Speaker Series, Keynote Speaker (September 2021)
  •  National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise, panelist (September 2021)
  • Bezos Foundation, Youth Fellows, workshop presenter, (October 2021)
  • I Live Here, I Give Here, Board Diversity workshop presenter, (October 2021)
  • State Department, Humphrey Fellows, keynote speaker, (October 2021)
  • PowerTools Nonprofit Conference, workshop presenter, (November 2021)
  • Light Up the World Mentoring and Scholarship Virtual Event, panelist, (November 2021)
  • AT&T keynote speaker at two events for the company, (November 16 and 17)
  • Dallas Hunger Summit (2022)
  • Texas Nonprofit Summit, One Star Foundation, (February 2023)
  • Dallas Inner City Growers’ Summit (February 2023)
  • New Orleans Book Fest (March 2023)
  • EarthX Texas panel moderator (April 2023)
  • OneRouge (March 2023)
  • Texas Council on Family Violence Finance Conference (March 2023)
  • Advancing Social Mobility Conference, UNT Dallas, (April 2023)
  • Dallas Urban League Young Professionals Leadership Conference (May 2023)
  • Dallas Afterschool Network Regional Conference (May 2023)
  • Impact Investors Conference (May 2023)

Froswa’ is a board member of Buckner International, Soul Rep Theater Company, Mayor’s Star Council, For Oak Cliff, EdCor, and the Real Estate Council Community Board. She has also served as a Board Member of APAA (Association of Persons Affected by Addiction), the Texas Christian Community Development Network and the Texas Nonprofit Council, the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and Girls Inc—Tarrant County as a member of the Director’s Circle. She was a member of the Dallas American Red Cross Diversity Leadership Team, where she has served as a Community Relations Liaison. Other activities have included working with the inmates of the Seagoville Federal Prison, former Board member for the Texas Office for Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, Old City Park, Latino Arts, and Letters Cultural Center, Urban Scholarship Committee for Young Life and the Partnership for Arts, Culture, and Education and was also appointed to serve as a member of the Irving Youth Council. Froswa’ completed 40 hours of Basic Mediation Training through Dispute Mediation Services of Dallas. She was a part of the documentary Friendly Captivity, a film that follows a cast of 7 women from Dallas to India.

She has also received several awards for her work in the community:

  • 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
  • 2018 AdvoCare Community Champion Award
  • 2018 Miles of Freedom Award
  • 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 Leadership Foundation
  • 2020 Connie Davis Volunteer of the Year Award
  • 2020 Distinguished Faculty Member, Tulane University
  • 2021 SHERO, Dallas Summer Musicals
  • 2021 You Can Live Again Award for Leadership
  • 2022 City Square Hometown Hero Award
  • 2023 Texas Women’s Foundation Women Helping Women Maura Award Winner

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Master of Public Administration Program, Tulane University (2020-present)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Antioch University, Immunity to Change (2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Public Leadership (Master’s level) and Human Management Services Leadership (Undergraduate), University of North Texas at Dallas (2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Lancaster Bible College/Capital Seminary, Leadership Master’s Program (2015)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work, (2014)
  • Instructor of African American Life and Culture, Contemporary Ideas and Issues, and Man, Society, and Culture-three interdisciplinary courses at Jarvis Christian College. She was also overwhelmingly selected by the student body as Favorite New Teacher, Most Supportive Female Faculty, and Favorite Female Teacher.
  • Assistant professor of Freshman Studies at Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas, a Historically Black University
  • Adjunct Instructor at Richland College (local community college)
  • Assistant Curator of History for the African American Museum; and
  • Curator of Education and Programs, South Dallas Cultural Center/Program Coordinator for the Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House, Office of Cultural Affairs/City of Dallas.

Consulting Experience

Froswa’ is the owner of Soulstice Consultancy LLC, an agency that offers leadership and partnership development, network weaving/asset mapping, community engagement strategies, guidance to philanthropic entities, and consultations/coaching for small businesses and nonprofit leaders. The client roster has included several individuals, faith, community-based organizations, and businesses throughout the United States such as the following:

  • Diversity Crew Partner (clients through this relationship have included major corporations such as Legal Zoom, NS1, Baylor, Scott, and White Health System)
  • Guidely (serve as a coach for professionals and executives)
  • Planned Parenthood of North Texas
  • One Ten (provided support for community engagement with leaders across North Texas)
  • U.S. State Department, Humphrey Fellows
  • Independent Sector (community engagement strategies to identify partners for the conference in North Texas, November 2023)
  • Braver Together
  • Collective Mind Global (consultant to assist with global network weaving)
  • Methodist Health Systems (conducted asset map and programming for Methodist Community Collaborative)
  • Austin Community College (provide training for nonprofit certificate program as well as created the certificate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice)
  • Social Mobility Institute, University of North Texas at Dallas Salesforce
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (community engagement strategies for their Southern Dallas work with PepsiCo)
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (collaborating with several teams on community engagement strategies)
  • North Texas Community Foundation
  • Perot Museum (focused on community engagement strategies)
  • AT&T (training for women leaders)
  • The Strategy Group (network weaving in Central Texas)
  • Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) (Board, Staff Training and developed content/curriculum as well as facilitated Leadership Circles for women of color across the country)
  • Futures without Violence (created a three-year, federally funded leadership program for executive directors across the United States)
  • Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Capital View Arts (Austin, Texas)
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Texas Tenants Association
  • Kellogg Action Lab of Consultants
  • AWOW International Girls Leadership Initiative (US and Ghana)
  • The Dallas Women’s Foundation
  • Texas Council on Family Violence
  • Rapides Foundation
  • Harmony CDC
  • UT Southwestern/Good News (NIH grant)
  • Mothers & More
  • Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
  • North Texas International Visitors Council City of Killeen, Texas
  • Children and Family Institute
  • St. Philip’s School and Community Center
  • Baptist General Convention of Texas
  • City of Garland
  • Texas Rural Communities
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Texas
  • Prime Time Sister Circles
  • DFW International
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • PRIMA ADD Center/Dr. Lynn Weiss Attention Deficit Disorder Center for Teens and Adults
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Arlington Independent School District
  • The Dallas Historical Society
  • Geo-Marine
  • Southland Corporation/7-Eleven
  • One Star Foundation
  • Coordinator of the Nonprofit Certificate Program at the University of Texas at Arlington (Workforce Development) teaching several courses for more than six years.

Froswa’ was selected to serve as a delegate in Non-Profit Congress in Washington DC and has reviewed grants for a number of Federal agencies and foundations:

  • Administration for Children, Youth, and Families
  • Department of Education and the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • Corporation of National and Community Service (Americorp)
  • Office of Community Service, Capacity Building
  • Institute for Youth Development
  • The PeaceMaker Foundation
  • The Lindberg Foundation
  • Case Foundation
  • Youth Service of America
  • Dallas Women’s Foundation
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