Rosalind Wiseman 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 is the author of the New York Times’ best sellers, Queen Bees & Wannabes which was turned into the movie and musical Mean Girls 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. Her other publications include, The Guide a book for high school boys written in collaboration with high school boys and the Owning Up Curriculum, a comprehensive social emotional learning curriculum that she wrote in collaboration with middle and high school students and the Association of Middle Level Educators.

She writes a column for the Anti-Defamation League called Rosalind’s Classroom Conversations and publishes in TIME, 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’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–which she wrote in partnership with over 150 teen boys. 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 and she is married and the mother of two boys.