Rosalind Wiseman

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.


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Bring Rosalind To Your Community

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.



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.


Masterminds and Wingmen – Rosalind Wiseman

Masterminds and Wingmen – Rosalind Wiseman

January 3, 2018

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

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

Teaching Your Daughter Not To Be A Follower – Rosalind Wiseman

January 3, 2018

Rosalind Wiseman: You Raise Your Kids, I Teach Them French

Rosalind Wiseman: You Raise Your Kids, I Teach Them French

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