Marianne Schnall


Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer. She is also the founder and Executive Director of, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. For over fifteen years, has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world. Marianne is also the cofounder of, 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 as well as in publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine,, Glamour, In Style, The Huffington Post, the Women's Media Center, and many others.

Marianne does a regular radio commentary for WAMC's nationally syndicated show 51% The Women’s Perspective, which is carried nationally on NPR, ABC and Armed Forces Radio stations.

Marianne has interviewed many of world's most renowned and influential thought leaders. Her first book Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice is a compilation of all the empowering quotes, insights, and words of wisdom from actresses, activists, poets, recording artists, Nobel laureates, and much more.

Schnall’s new 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 others.

Through her writings, interviews, and websites, Marianne strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.