Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is executive director and cofounder of MomsRising, an advocacy organization with more than 1 million members, 550 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 both 2010 and 2011, Forbes named MomsRising’s website one of the Top 100 Websites For Women.
She also 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.
Kristin 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.