Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author, and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership, the use of social media, and media literacy, she is in constant dialogue and collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens.
Most famously the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, bestselling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. The fully revised third edition was published in August 2016.
Rosalind’s other publications include 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 in 2014.
In addition, she wrote a free companion e-book for high school boys, The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want and the young adult novel Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials. She is the author of the Owning Up Curriculum, a comprehensive social emotional learning program for grades 6-9 that will be re-launched in partnership with the Association of Middle Level Educators in October of 2016.
From teaching in the classroom to large keynote presentations, 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. Rosalind has presented at the White House, American School Counselors Association, South By Southwest, the Game Developers Conference, the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, the American Association of School Administrators, and countless schools throughout the US and abroad. She was a consultant for Cartoon Network’s Speak Up, Stop Bullying Campaign, and is an advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
National media regularly depends on Rosalind as the expert on ethical leadership, media literacy, and bullying prevention. She has been a consultant for Cartoon Network’s Speak Up, Stop Bullying campaign and has been profiled in The New York Times, People, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USAToday. Wiseman is a frequent guest on national media like The Today Show, CNN, and NPR affiliates throughout the country.
A native of Washington DC, she currently lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons.