Marianne Schnall

Marianne Schnall

Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer whose work has appeared in a variety of media outlets, such as The Huffington Post; The Women’s Media Center;; O, The Oprah Magazine; Glamour; In Style; Ms. Magazine;;; Psychology Today; and a variety of others.

Marianne is the founder and Executive Director of, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. For over fifteen years, has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world. She is also the cofounder of, one of the oldest environmental websites promoting earth-friendly living.

She is author of Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice, which is based on her interviews with a diversity of well-known women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, Madeleine Albright, Natalie Portman, Jane Goodall, Alice Walker, and more. Her most recent book, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power, features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists, including Sheryl Sandberg, Nancy Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, Anita Hill, Jessica Valenti, Olympia Snowe, and many more.

Marianne does a regular radio commentary for WAMC’s nationally syndicated show, 51% The Women’s Perspective, which is carried nationally on NPR, ABC, and Armed Forces Radio stations. She was a contributor to Robin Morgan’s anthology, Sisterhood is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for a New Millennium.

Through her writings, interviews, and websites, Marianne strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.

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