Edie Fraser

Chair of the Board & Founding CEO of Women Business Collaborative (WBC)

Edie Fraser is Chair of the Board and founding CEO of Women Business Collaborative (WBC), a nonprofit to accelerate equal position, pay and power for all businesswomen. WBC works with businesswomen’s organizations, partners and stakeholders. Edie spent 14 years as Managing Director, Diversified Search, and founder and CEO of STEMconnector® and Million Women Mentors® (MWM) with 2.5 million commitments. As a consummate entrepreneur, Edie built three companies and several movements. She received 65 major leadership awards, served on boards, was inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, and received the Mosaic Award from Diversity Woman. She was Chairman of the World Affairs Council of DC and is a founding and board member of C200.

Edie was founder and CEO of Public Affairs Group, working with 250 Fortune companies, advancing best practice programs on women and diversity leadership. The company included Diversity Best Practices (DBP), the Business Women’s Network (BWN) and Best Practices in Corporate Communications.

Her books include Do Your Giving While You’re Living and Women’s Entrepreneurship in America. In 2015, she released Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy with STEMconnector® and WOW Facts and Women’s Quick Facts. She produced many books and reports related to diversity, including “The Chief Diversity Officer” and “The Diversity Primer.” In fall 2023, she will release a new book, Women Mean Business: Over 500 Insights from 101 Extraordinary Leaders to Spark Your Success, celebrating 101 transformational leaders and their impact, cowritten with Andi Simon and Robyn Spizman.

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