Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is executive director, chief executive officer, and cofounder of MomsRising.
Founded in 2006, MomsRising is an advocacy organization with more than 1 million members, 1,000 contributing bloggers, and 100 aligned national organizations working together to increase family economic security, end discrimination against women and mothers, and help ensure the health and well-being of children. She is also board president of the MomsRising Education Fund.
In 2013, Forbes.com named MomsRising's website as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the fourth year in a row, and Working Mother magazine included MomsRising on its “Best of the Net” list.
Rowe-Finkbeiner has received numerous accolades for her work, including fellowships from the Rockwood Institute and the Hunt Alternatives Fund, awards from the Washington State League of Women Voters, and awards from ParentMap magazine. Her awards for writing include the Excellence in Journalism award for magazine writing from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Her book, The F-Word: Feminism in Jeopardy, was awarded first place by the Independent Book Publishers Association in the category of Women’s Issues. The Motherhood Manifesto, which she coauthored with MomsRising cofounder and board president Joan Blades, won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize.
Rowe-Finkbeiner writes on a variety of topics, including women and families, public policy, motherhood, economic security, equality, health, civic engagement, and new feminism. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and has been interviewed about issues related to women and mothers, family economic security, and grassroots organizing by numerous international, national, and local media outlets, including, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NOW with David Brancaccio, To the Contrary, and the BBC World Service.