Rosalind Wiseman has been listening to, and occasionally arguing with young people about everything and anything that’s important to them for the past twenty years. All of her work is based on the belief that young people’s experiences are important but often discounted and that adults often give young people advice without listening to them first.
She is the author of the New York Times’ bestsellers, Queen Bees & Wannabes, which was turned into the movie Mean Girls and Masterminds & Wingmen. She is also the author of The Guide (which is being developed into a movie with the help of a teen advisory board), and the young adult novel, Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials. In the fall of 2016, she published the Owning Up Curriculum, a social emotional learning curriculum that she wrote in collaboration with middle and high school students.
She is constantly developing new books, films, and social media projects with her team at Cultures of Dignity and young people throughout the country. Although she grew up in Washington DC, she was born in Philadelphia, she now lives in Boulder Colorado. She loves to play trampoline dodgeball, is currently accepting offers to purchase her Clash of Clan profile, and is not hugely impressed with recent boybands. She is married and the mother of two, very loud, very large, occasionally bearable teen boys.
Co-Founder & CEO
In August 2012, Charlie began working with Rosalind Wiseman and over two hundred teen boys to write Masterminds & Wingmen, a groundbreaking book that shows what’s happening in boys’ lives for adults, and The Guide, a book specifically written to high school aged boys. Nine months later, Charlie left his job in the financial industry and joined Rosalind full-time helping parents and educators better understand the young people under their care. Charlie oversees the strategic vision to develop partnerships with innovative educational institutions and help increase young people’s academic engagement, emotional wellbeing, and physical safety.
His work with young people doesn’t stop there. He serves on the Attention Homes Board of Directors, an NPO providing housing and services for Boulder County, Colorado homeless and runaway youth. Most recently, he joined The Task Force to form the Boys’ School of Denver.
Katie began working with Cultures of Dignity in June of 2016 on social media marketing and outreach. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a dual degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Leeds School of Business and Strategic Advertising from the Journalism School in late August 2016. Katie developed a passion for marketing and communication by working with small businesses on social media strategy and creative content in Boulder throughout her undergraduate studies.
Katie created an online watercolor and calligraphy shop, Paintings by Pearl, through in-person and online sales with Etsy. She has bungee jumped off the tallest bungee bridge, dove with great white sharks, and is on the quest for the perfect Chipotle burrito. She now continues to work on marketing, content management, outreach, and communication with Cultures of Dignity.
We get to work with students who truly inform our work. They inspire and challenge us.
Rosalind was amazing, and her keynote/concurrent sessions were certainly highlights of our convention. We have heard that so many of the educators and parents in attendance found her information relevant and extremely applicable. Not only that, but she was very willing to spend time with our attendees one-on-one to provide insight and feedback to their personal questions and was so fun to work with onsite. I really can’t say enough positive things about our experience with her. Many thanks for your help throughout our convention preparations!Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Your presentation far exceeded expectations. There were 1300 kids and you commanded the room with power, expertise, authenticity, and intimacy—no small feat. The kids were universally positive in response to your presentation. The key is your no-nonsense authenticity. You established a measure of intimacy with the kids, who felt you were talking directly to them. We’ll do our best to incorporate your messages into our daily lives. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference.Mark, High School Teacher, New Albany, OH
Rosalind was compelling and profound and so easy to deal with. The feedback from participants was uniformly positive. Parents really appreciated her clarity and concrete strategies. And the professional audience understood that she really knows schools and kids and was able to offer teachers and administrators real answers to their issues and questions. It was an honor and privilege to work with her and learn from her.Ometz
It was really a privilege and an honor to meet you. It was an awesome day today, truly, and you were the one who made it magic. Thanks for your wisdom and good humor. Hope you had as much fun as we did.Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education
Rosalind was amazing. I have not heard any negative feedback and I have had quite a few parents email saying how much they enjoyed her. I was able to see both the faculty and the student presentations -- I enjoyed them both and I believe others did as well.
She was wonderful...we would definitely work with her againMarybeth, Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo, CA