NEW TO THE NETWORK – Spring 2020!
We are expanding the Rising Network community and introducing our Rising Network ‘Chapters’ into USA – led by our Chapter Leads who sit within the Leadership Team for each Chapter. Our chapters are local communities to connect, inspire and empower women, each with their own calendar of events, workshops and activities for women in the local area.
Chapter Leads work together to shape the direction of the network in their local area and work closely with the Rising Network to create events, activities and initiatives in the chapter. If you are interested in becoming a Chapter Lead in the US and would like more information, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
More Chapter Leads to be announced soon!
Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew – Chapter Lead
VP of Community Affairs and Strategic Alliances, State Fair of Texas
About Dr Froswa Booker-Drew: Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew is the Founder and CEO of Soulstice Consultancy, specializing as a Partnership Broker and Leadership Expert for companies and organizations to thrive with measurable and meaningful impact. She also is the VP of Community Affairs and Strategic Alliances for the State Fair of Texas.
Dr. Booker-Drew is a passionate philanthropist and Co-Founder of HERitage Giving Circle. Her connectivity expertise and notable research is highlighted in quotes and profiles in major media such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Bustle, Ozy, and other outlets around the world. As a professional speaker, Dr. Booker-Drew educates and expands upon various subject matter such as social capital and networking, leadership, diversity, and community development. She is well-regarded by national and international audiences and served as a workshop presenter at the United Nations on the Access to Power.
One of the most impactful life events for Dr. Booker-Drew was being featured in a documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that followed a cast of seven (7) women from Dallas, Texas to embark on a remarkable journey in India.
Honors for Dr. Booker-Drew’s work include: Outstanding African American Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Arlington, Semi-finalist for the SMU TEDx, Woman of the Year Award by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Diversity Ambassador for the American Red Cross, and Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Award Honoree. Dr. Booker-Drew earned her Ph.D. from Antioch University in Leadership and Change. She also attended the Jean Baker Miller Institute at Wellesley for Relational Cultural Theory and Facilitator Training on Immunity to Change. Further, Dr. Booker-Drew completed training through UNICEF on Equity Based Evaluations.
Mahjooba Bianchi – Chapter Lead
CEO of the Three T Institute
Mahjooba Bianchi is the CEO of the Three T Institute., an innovative professional development company in Northern Virginia that focuses on providing an e-learning and classroom experience that is personable, hands-on, and effective. The “3T” approach enables busy professionals to understand, retain, and recall learned information to successfully obtain key certifications.
Ms. Bianchi has over 15 years of Project Management Experience, and an MBA in IT Project Management, with an undergraduate degree from George Mason University in Government and International Relations. Her passion in life is to drive motivation and enable individual to reach their career heights.