Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D. 

is best described as a gender futurist. She is a leading authority on gender development and author of the bestselling Mother Daughter Revolution (Addison-Wesley, 1993; Bantam, 1994). For the past four decades, she has worked on the front lines of gender and cultural evolution as activist, researcher, journalist, spiritual explorer, and transformative educator. Her lifelong pursuit of freedom, creativity, and equality between the sexes has taken her from door-to-door activism for the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment to groundbreaking research on gender development at Harvard University to cutting-edge cultural and spiritual investigation at evolve magazine.

Elizabeth has been sought out as an expert on gender and the evolution of culture by major media outlets in the U.S. and abroad and has lectured in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe. Her work has appeared in academic publications, popular media, and international anthologies as well as in the now-defunct quarterly magazine, EnlightenNext, where she was Senior Editor for nearly a decade. She has made multiple appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, and NPR, and was featured in a major Lifetime documentary on girls’ development. 

Committed to the creative potential of teaching with others (such as Diane Musho Hamilton, Mary Adams, Carter Phipps, Thomas Steininger, and Annette Kaiser), she has offered programs on the Evolutionary Worldview, Meditation, Evolutionary Philosophy, Women’s Development, and Evolutionary Dialogue. Elizabeth’s work explores the intersection of culture and gender identity, and she is currently working several book projects.