Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Cultures of Dignity
From where we learn to where we work, Rosalind Wiseman (FAN ’13, ’20) fosters civil dialogue and inspires communities to build strength, courage, and purpose. 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.
Ms. Wiseman’s latest book, co-authored with Shanterra McBride, is Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism. Other 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.
National media regularly depends on Ms. Wiseman’s expertise on ethical leadership, conflict, media literacy, youth culture, parenting, and bullying prevention. She has been profiled in The New York Times, People, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Wiseman is a frequent guest on national media like The Today Show, CNN, and NPR affiliates throughout the country.
Ms. Wiseman speaks throughout the US and abroad, including South by Southwest, Microsoft, 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 throughout the US and abroad.