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Rosalind Wiseman

Educator, Parent Expert & Social Activist
Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children’s 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.

She is the author of 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 Mean Girls, and 2016 was fully revised for a third edition.

Wiseman’s other publications include the New York Times best-seller 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. In addition, she wrote a free companion e-book for high school boys called The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want. Her most recent publication is the Owning Up Curriculum, a comprehensive social justice program for grades 6–12 that is in widespread use across the country, and she is a regular curriculum contributor to the Anti-Defamation League.

Wiseman is a sought-after speaker on bullying, parenting, ethical leadership, and the use of social media. She has addressed many professional groups, including the White House Summit on Bullying, the SXSW summit on Online Harassment, the American School Counselors Association, the Game Developers Conference, the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, and countless schools throughout the US and abroad. She is also an advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

My Friday Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 18