Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew is a 2014 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University.

Froswa' Booker-Drew, PhD [left] with Dissertation Chair, Jon Wergin, PhD at her Dissertation Defense, July 2014

Other members of the Dissertation Committee not shown :

Committee Members : Laurien Alexandre, PhD, Richard McGuigan, PhD.

External Reader: Judith Jordan, PhD


social capital, immunity to change, diverse women, relational leadership, relational cultural theory, ITC, females, gender, race, social class, diversity, power, privilege action research, narrative identity

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A group of diverse women from various ethnic, religious, socio-economic and generations were brought together over the course of four months to determine if the Immunity to Change (ITC) process (Kegan & Lahey, 2009) would create bridging social capital as well as individual change. The group sessions included a process of assigned readings, discussions, and completion of ITC maps allowing women to reveal their identities and journeys through the sharing of their personal narratives. As a result, many experienced perception transformation regarding issues of gender, leadership, race, and class. The dissertation explores topics of power and privilege, relational leadership, and relational cultural theory in women. The electronic version of this Dissertation is at OhioLink ETD Center,


Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew has an extensive background in nonprofit management, partnership development, training and education. She is currently National Community Engagement Director for World Vision, serving as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families. She supervises staff in several locations around the United States. She is a member of the Texas Nonprofit Council which provides recommendations to the legislature on policy that impacts nonprofits and faith-based organizations. Froswa' has been a part of the AWOW International Girls Leadership Initiative offering consulting, curriculum and program development providing instruction to girls in the US and in Ghana. She also serves as Chief Strategy Officer for The Red Umbrella, an international NGO for the empowerment of women.

She was a part of the documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that follows a cast of 7 women from Dallas to India. Froswa' was a semi-finalist for the SMU TED Talks in 2012, received the Girlfriends Rock Award, 2013 Recognized Alumni from the History Department of the University of Texas at Arlington, 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.

Froswa' attended the Jean Baker Miller Institute at Wellesley in June 2013 for training in relational cultural theory and has completed 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 and is a member of the American Evaluation Association.

She is the author of the book, Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last. The workbook helps women build identity and psychological capital that can result in stronger social capital. Froswa' was a workshop presenter at the United Nations in June 2013 on the Access to Power and participated in the International Dialogue on Relational Learning and Leadership Conference in October 2013.

For complete Biography please see attachment at the bottom of this page.

Booker-Drew, F. (2013). Rules of engagement: Making connections last. Fort Worth: Austin Brothers Publishing. Publisher's Website : Read more:

Froswa_Booker_Drew BioCV2014.pdf (241 kB)
Booker-Drew Curriculum Vitae 2014