For more than 50 years, Johnnie B. Booker, has been a tireless advocate for women. Among Johnnie’s accomplishments, she is a lifetime member of the National Council of Negro Women, an organization established in 1935 to empower and advocate for women of African descent and their families and communities through social activism. She was also elected as a delegate to the 1995 United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China ― an event that marked a turning point in the global agenda for gender equality. That’s in addition to serving on the board of directors of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and working with the Georgia Women’s Business Council.
Professionally, Johnnie may be best known as the former global director of supplier diversity at The Coca-Cola Company, where she worked for ten years before stepping down in 2012. There, she developed and implemented the company’s supplier diversity initiatives, including a renowned mentoring program that provided women- and minority-owned firms with the tools and insight to secure competitive contracts at Coca-Cola, as well as other organizations.