Save the Date! Our Women & Money event is now being held September 16-17, 2019

To leverage the excitement and the breadth and depth of content within this movement, we have decided to push the Women & Money event to the fall of this year. It will now be taking place September 16th and 17th. We hope you can join us!




What Will It Take had a great year in which we held several events across the country to move the dialogue forward about women’s leadership in media, politics, sports, and more. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of 2018.


Women & Media Event

In August, as part of our Women & Media Initiative we held What Will It Take to Make Media that Advances Gender Equality in Beverly Hills. It featured a panel conversation moderated by WWIT founder Marianne Schnall with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Brenda Robinson, Caroline Heldman and Shelley Zalis, discussing the need for more women leaders and diversity in the media industry and how media can drive gender equality. Watch the event highlights video


Women & Politics Event

In October, as part of our Women & Politics Initiative, we held Women’s Political Leadership 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. Watch the full video


Men as Allies Event

In October we partnered with our sister brand SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) to host What Will It Take: Men as Allies in Gender Equality in San Francisco, a panel discussion about gender relations in the public and private sectors. Moderated by Marianne Schnall, the panelists included: Ted Bunch, Mauricio Mota and Adrienne Becker. Watch the full video



Women & Sports Event

In October, as part of our Women & Sports Initiative, we joined with the Women’s Sports Foundation at their Athletes Leadership Summit in New York 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 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.

Interview with Sports Icon Billie Jean King
The tennis legend and changemaker shares insights on why women’s leadership is so important and what her call to action is for women and girls.




“Whatever you care about, you can make a difference. You really can. Don’t ever underestimate yourself.”

—Billie Jean King


Stay tuned — we have several exciting events coming up in 2019!