About What Will It Take Founder Marianne Schnall

Marianne Schnall is the founder of What Will It Take Movements and a widely published journalist, author, speaker and interviewer. She is the author of Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice as well as her most recent book, What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power. Her book 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.

She is also the founder and Executive Director of Feminist.com, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. Marianne is also the cofounder of EcoMall.com, one of the oldest environmental websites promoting earth-friendly living.

Marianne has worked for many media outlets and publications. Her interviews with well-known individuals appear at Feminist.com as well as in publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Refinery29, CNN.com, Glamour, In Style, The Huffington Post, the Women’s Media Center,  TIME.com, Ms. Magazine, EW.com, Psychology Today, and many others.

Marianne is a contributor to WAMC’s nationally syndicated show 51% The Women’s Perspective, which is carried nationally on NPR, ABC and Armed Forces Radio stations. Marianne graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and a graduate of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices media and leadership training.