Rosalind Wiseman Speech Introductions

For the adults

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college: to foster civil dialogue and work with communities to build strength, courage and purpose. As a teacher, thought leader, author, and media spokesperson on youth culture, ethical leadership, and the use of social media, she is in constant collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens.

She is the founder of Cultures of Dignity; an organization that shifts the way communities think about our physical and emotional wellbeing by working in close partnership with the experts of those communities — young people, educators, policy makers, and business and political leaders.

Rosalind’s most recent publications include the Distance Learning Playbook for Parents: How to Support Your Child’s Academic, Emotional and Social Learning in Any Setting published by Corwin in September 2020 and Owning Up Curriculum, published in July 2020; a comprehensive social justice program for grades 4-12 which is in widespread use across the world.

She is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers: Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway Musical Mean Girls, and in 2016 was fully revised for a third edition. And Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, which addresses the social lives of boys and was awarded Best Parenting Book by Books for a Better Life in 2014.  She also publishes in the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post among others and is a frequent guest on the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America and National Public Radio.

Wiseman 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 American School Counselors Association, the Game Developers Conference, the American Association of School Administrators, at the White House many times and numerous schools, governments, organizations, and corporations.

She is a native of Washington DC and spent most of her life there, she now lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband and two sons.

For the students

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 are the subject matter expert of their lives and adults must listen to young people first before giving them advice. 

Rosalind’s most recent publications include the Distance Learning Playbook for Parents: How to Support Your Child’s Academic, Emotional and Social Learning in Any Setting published by Corwin in September 2020 and Owning Up Curriculum, published in July 2020; a comprehensive social justice program for grades 4-12 which is in widespread use across the world.

She is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers: Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway Musical Mean Girls, and in 2016 was fully revised for a third edition. And Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World.

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 with her husband and two sons.