Rosalind Wiseman Biography
Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens,
parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership.
Wiseman is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter
Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence
(Crown, 2002). Twice a New York Times Bestseller, Queen Bees & Wannabes
was the basis for the 2004 movie Mean Girls. In October 2009, an updated
edition of Queen Bees & Wannabes will be republished with a chapter on
younger girls, insights on how technology has impacted kids social landscapes,
and new commentary from girls and boys. Her followup book Queen Bee Moms and
Kingpin Dads was released in 2006, and she is a monthly columnist for Family
Additional publications include the Owning Up Curriculum, a comprehensive
social justice program for grades 6-12, and a forthcoming young adult novel,
Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials, to be released January 2010.
Since founding the Empower Program, a national violence prevention program, in
1992, Wiseman 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. 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, as well as countless schools throughout the
U.S. and abroad.
National media regularly depends on Wiseman as the expert on ethical leadership,
media literacy, bullying prevention, and school violence. She is a frequent
guest on the Today Show and 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
Wiseman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Occidental College.
She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and two sons.
This biography was last updated on 09/15/2009.
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