Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman founded the Empower Program, a national violence-prevention program, in 1992. Since then, she has gone on to work 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.

She is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence, published by Crown in May 2002. Twice a New York Times Bestseller, Queen Bees & Wannabes was the basis for the 2004 movie Mean Girls. Other recent publications include contributions to Parade Magazine and Town and Country. Her most recent book, Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, was released in 2006 and she is a monthly columnist for Family Circle Magazine.

Ms. Wiseman speaks to boys and girls, parents, and educational professionals throughout the world. Her presentations on social justice transcend cultural and economic boundaries, and her speaking engagements take her to public, private, and religious schools, as well as non-profit organizations and major corporations. Audiences have included the American School Counselors Association, Capital One, National Education Association, Girl Scouts, Neutrogena, Young Presidents Association, Independent School Associations and the International Chiefs of Police.

The national media regularly depend on Wiseman as the expert on ethical leadership, bullying prevention, and school violence. She is a frequent guest on the Today Show and has been profiled in the New York Times, People, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Oprah, Nightline, CNN, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio affiliates throughout the country.

Rosalind is a recipient of the Lanterns Social Justice Award from the Black Women's Bar Association of Los Angeles. She is an advisory member of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence and Liz Claiborne's Love is Not Abuse Campaign. She was a liaison to the American Bar Association's Domestic Violence Committee and a member of the Violence Against Women Act's Subcommittee on Girls and School Violence. She is certified through the Program for Young Negotiators at Harvard University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Occidental College. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and two sons.

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