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, including members in every state in the nation — as well as more than 2,000 contributing bloggers, a nationally distributed radio program, and a social media audience reach extending to more than 7 million people — working 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. Her most recent book is Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World. She has also been published in many outlets, including: Politico, USA Today, CNN, Time, Ms., MSNBC, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and more.
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.