Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer whose writings and interviews have appeared in a variety of media outlets including O magazine, TIME.com, InStyle, CNN.com, EW.com, the Women's Media Center, and many others. Schnall is the founder and Executive Director of Feminist.com, a leading women's web site and nonprofit organization. For nearly 20 years, Feminist.com has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world.
Marianne's latest book is What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power, featuring interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power. With a broader goal of encouraging women and girls to be leaders in their lives, their communities, and the larger world, Schnall and her interviewees explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture.
In addition to those Marianne has interviewed for her book, she has also interviewed notable figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Madeleine Albright, President Jimmy Carter, Arianna Huffington, Desmond Tutu, Meryl Streep, Deepak Chopra, Natalie Portman, Alec Baldwin and much more.
Through her writings, interviews, and websites, Marianne strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.