Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is an award-winning author, frequent public speaker, the co-founder and the Executive Director/CEO of MomsRising.org*, and board President of the MomsRising Education Fund.*
*NOTE: Reference to my position with MomsRising is for identification purposes only; this article was not written on behalf of, nor should it be attributed to, MomsRising or to the MomsRising Education Fund.
Executive Director/CEO and Co-Founder of MomsRising, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner has been deeply involved in grassroots engagement and policy analysis for more than two decades. Started in May 2006, MomsRising is an on-the-ground and online organization with more than 1 million members, as well as more than 3,000 contributing bloggers and a readership reach extending to 5 million readers, working together to increase family economic security, to decrease discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where businesses and families can thrive.
Rowe-Finkbeiner is also a frequent public speaker, radio host of the nationally syndicated program, Breaking Through; and an award-winning author of books, including The F-Word: Feminism in Jeopardy and The Motherhood Manifesto, which she co-authored with MomsRising co-founder and board President Joan Blades. She has also been published in many outlets, including: Politico, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, and Huffington Post.
Rowe-Finkbeiner has received numerous accolades for her work. Among them are: Spirit of Motherhood Award from the Maternity Care Coalition; the Black Civic Participation 2014 Spirit of Democracy, Community Empowerment & Social Innovation Leadership Award; 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award; National Priorities Project Democracy Champion Award; Center for Women & Democracy Healthcare Heroine Award; SheKnows named her as one of Ten Inspiring Moms, as well as a Prime Mover; and she received the Washington State League of Women Voters Good in Government Award; and ParentMap Magazine’s “Super Hero” award. Her awards for writing include the Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism award for magazine writing, the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Award, as well as an award from the Independent Book Publishers Association.
Rowe-Finkbeiner has also been interviewed by numerous international, national and local news outlets, including, CNN, MSNBC, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Katie Couric Show, Up with Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris Perry Show, Steve Kornacki Show, New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, NPR, and many more.
Rowe-Finkbeiner has two children and lives in Washington State.