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; Refinery29; ForbesWoman, and a variety of others. She is the author of Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice

Schnall’s latest book is What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power, featuring 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.

Schnall is a graduate of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices media and leadership training program. She is a commentator 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.

Schnall is the founder and Executive Director of, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. For over twenty years, has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world. Schnall is also the founder of What Will It Take Movements, a media, collaboration, learning, event, and social engagement platform that inspires, connects, educates, and engages women everywhere to advance in all levels of leadership and take action. She is also the cofounder of, one of the oldest environmental websites promoting earth-friendly living. Through her writings, interviews, and websites, Schnall strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.

Marianne Schnall is a WMC SheSource expert on Environment, Humanitarian, Media and Entertainment, Social Justice, Technology and Science. 

You can follow her @marianneschnall.