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Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman challenges us to understand the power of dignity and social dynamics to build courage, connection, and community.

In the fall of 2022, Rosalind and co-author Shanterra McBride published Courageous Discomfort: How to have Brave, Life Changing Conversations about Race and Racism by Chronicle Books.

She is a multiple New York Times bestselling author whose publications include Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls, and Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, which was awarded Best Parenting Book by Books for a Better Life. She is also the co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook for Parents: How to Support Your Child’s Academic, Emotional, and Social Learning in any Setting and Owning Up; a social and emotional learning curriculum.

Rosalind is the co-founder of Cultures of Dignity, an organization that partners with communities to reimagine how to bring dignity and social and emotional learning to all.

She has been profiled in or written for The New York Times, TIME, and the Washington Post among others and appeared on the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio. She has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and abroad including South by Southwest, Microsoft, UBS Bank, The Royal Society for the Arts, the Association for the Advancement of International Education, the Game Developers Conference, the American Association of School Administrators, and at the White House many times across administrations.

Rosalind is a native of Washington, DC and spent most of her life there. She now lives in Boulder, Colorado.


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A sought-after speaker on bullying, parenting, ethical leadership, and the use of social media, Rosalind’s presentations transcend cultural and economic boundaries in her appeal to ensure children’s and teenagers’ well being.

Each year Rosalind works with tens of thousands of students, educators, parents, counselors, coaches, and administrators to create communities based on the belief that each person has a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity.

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A Thought Leader & Trusted Resource

National media regularly depends on Wiseman as the expert on ethical leadership, media literacy and bullying prevention.

Rosalind has been profiled in The New York Times, People, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. She is a frequent guest on The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, Good Morning America, Al Jazeera and NPR affiliates throughout the country.

Creating Cultures of Dignity with Rosalind Wiseman at The Royal Society for the Arts

April 24, 2019

Masterminds and Wingmen – Rosalind Wiseman

January 3, 2018

The Media’s Impact on Boys and Girls Growing Up – Rosalind Wiseman

January 3, 2018

Teaching Your Daughter Not To Be A Follower – Rosalind Wiseman

January 3, 2018

Your keynote was fabulous. The message you delivered was great and so perfect right now. Our world is broken and we need more people to come together and respect each other and embrace our differences. Thank you for sharing your words. Very well done!

Marshalltown Community School District

The presentation helped clarify how to handle my life situations. The opportunity to hear a speaker who was real, confident in her words, and straightforward was such a special connection that made students want to listen to the important things being said. The manner in which the information was presented was so helpful to our school community and helped give us all a sense of reality.

Student, Age 17, Florida

On behalf of the Radnor Township School District PTOs and PTSA, and The Agnes Irwin School, I wanted to thank you for being our featured speaker in this school year’s Radnor Speaker Series. I have been approached by adults and students alike who were thrilled to hear you speak and felt the visit was immensely informative and engaging. On a personal note, we really enjoyed working with you. We found you to be so accommodating and upbeat - you were truly a delight and consulate professional!

Radnor Speaker Series

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. 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

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.

Connecticut State Department of Education

What Rosalind Wiseman shared was very beneficial to those in the audience. The content was relevant and she was able to effectively engage teachers ranging from pre-kindergarten to those teaching AP high school courses.

West Des Moines Community Schools

The presentation far exceeded any reasonable expectations. There were 1300 kids or so and you commanded the room with power, expertise, authenticity, and intimacy—no mean feat.

New Albany (Ohio) High School