Inspired by Marianne Schnall’s widely circulated article, “2018 Will Be the Year of Women,” What Will It Take and Intentional Media will be launching Year of Women, a year-long integrated digital, media and event campaign from June 2018 to June 2019 that will facilitate the critical conversations, connections, and actions needed to elevate women in business, politics, media and finance.

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April 3-4, 2019 – What Will It Take: Women & Money
What Will It Take will host an event in partnership with leading voices and organizations on women moving money as consumers, investors and philanthropists as a powerful force to drive transformative change. Find out more.

July 2019 – What Will It Take: Women & Sports
To elevate the discussion around the gender pay gap and other inequities, What Will It Take will host a conference in NYC featuring motivational speakers, including athletes and business executives, discussing gender disparity and other issues in the world of sports and business.

More event announcements coming soon!


What Will It Take: Men as Allies in Gender Equality
On October 25th, 2018 What Will It Take partnered with our sister brand SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) to host a panel discussion about gender relations in the public and private sectors. In this panel, leaders working to advance gender equality, prevent men’s violence against women, and change outdated paradigms in the business/entertainment world and beyond shared some of the ways that women and men are working together in solidarity to address these issues, and how investors and corporations can shift workplace culture to one of respect, equity and value for all. Moderator: Marianne Schnall, founder, What Will It Take; Panelists included: Ted Bunch, Co-founder, A CALL TO MEN; Mauricio Mota, Founder and Co-President, Wise Entertainment; Adrienne Becker, CEO and a Co-Founder of Level Forward and Co-Founder of Killer Content.
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Raise the Bar: Using Your Voice to Make a Difference
On October 16th, 2018 
What Will It Take joined with the Women’s Sports Foundation at their Athletes Leadership Summit to present an important conversation “Raise the Bar: Using Your Voice to Make a Difference.”  Moderated by Sandra Richards, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Marianne Schnall, What Will It Take founder and author of What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?joined veteran sports journalist and advocate Sam Marchiano as they talked with 2012 gold medalist in gymnastics Jordyn Wieber, an outspoken voice for change. Marianne also had the privilege of interviewing keynote speaker and Women’s Sports Foundation founder Billie Jean King.
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What Will It Take: Women’s Political Leadership
On October 15th, 2018 we held our Women’s Political Leadership Event at NYU’s Skirball Center in New York City. It was an inspiring evening featuring Marianne Schnall’s Q&A with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and a panel discussion moderated by Pat Mitchell in which Symone Sanders, Brittany PacknettAlessandra Biaggi, and Kerry Healey offered their powerful insights on why it’s so crucial to have more women in politics and how we can all get involved in making that happen.
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What Will It Take to Make Media that Advances Gender Equality?
On August 23rd, 2018 we held our What Will It Take to Make Media that Advances Gender Equality? event in Beverly Hills. The event—which kicked off our Women & Media initiative and was part of our Year of Women campaign—was attended by a variety of media makers and featured a panel conversation moderated by WWIT founder Marianne Schnall with Jennifer Siebel Newsom (Filmmaker; Founder & CEO, The Representation Project), Brenda Robinson (Women at Sundance Leadership Council; USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative) and Caroline Heldman (Political Science professor at Occidental College; Research Director of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media). This timely event was in partnership with Second Lady of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom and her organization The Representation Project and addressed the influence media has on culture, the need for more women leaders and diversity in the media industry, and how media can drive gender equality.  Special thanks to Shelley Zalis and The Female Quotient for hosting us and their support of the event.
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