Marianne Schnall

"From a lifetime of interviewing diverse women, Marianne Schnall has chosen quotations that address big questions, then clustered them around turning points in life. Daring To Be Ourselves is a gift, a joy and a rescue." —Gloria Steinem

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Welcome to Marianne Schnall's official website. Marianne is a widely published writer and interviewer whose writings and interviews have been featured in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire,,,, the Women's Media Center, and many others. Marianne is a featured blogger at The Huffington Post and a contributor to the nationally syndicated NPR radio show, 51% The Women’s Perspective. She is also the co-founder and executive director of the women's website and non-profit organization and founder of the What Will It Take movement. She is the author of Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice and her new book What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership, and Power. full bio »

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Beyonce recommends What Will It Take to her young readers

Beyoncé recommends What Will It Take …in Garage Magazine (GARAGE Magazine)

Beyoncé Names Her Hero, Puts a Book on Your Reading List in a Rare Interview (People Magazine)

Beyoncé Names the *One* Book She Thinks Should Be on Your Reading List (Marie Claire)

Interview with Marianne Schnall (GARAGE Magazine)

Marianne Schnall on What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? (video) (NowThis )

Marianne Schnall Interview on the Rise of Global Women Leaders (video) (BBC World News )

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Visit the new What Will It Take web site and Join the Movement!

This is what it takes to elect a woman president (CNN)

9 Famous Women On What It Will Take To Create A REAL Democracy (Refinery29)

Why We March: 15 Women Leaders Offer Strategies to Advance the Movement (Huffington Post)

16 Leaders on Finding Inner Peace (Thrive Global)

Interview with Dolly Parton on Her Latest Projects, the Power of Love and More (video) (Huffington Post)

Gwen Ifill - A Role Model for the Next Generation of Women and Media (Huffington Post)

Spotlight on Change Makers at the Women’s Media Awards (Women's Media Center)

Activist Men React to "Locker Room Talk" (Huffington Post)

A Cosmic Perspective: Interview With StarTalk's Neil deGrasse Tyson (Huffington Post)

Arianna Huffington's Secret To Success (Forbes)

She's More Than a Symbol: Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination (Huffington Post)

Gloria Steinem on the 'Crucial' Next Steps for Women, and What Gives Her Hope (Huffington Post)

Thoughts from Gloria Steinem: Have We Made Any Progress Toward Gender Equality? (Mogul)

Amy Schumer Joins WMC Founders at Decade Celebration (Women's Media Center) Oprah and Marianne Schnall

Oprah Asks the Question, 'What Do You Believe?: An Interview with the Media Icon About Her Landmark New Series, "Belief" (Huffington Post)

New Series: She's More Than a Symbol (Political Parity) Blog posts and podcast interviews with Pat Schroeder, Carol Moseley Braun, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Nancy Pelosi and more

Interview with Futurist Jason Silva, Host of "Brain Games" (Video) (Huffington Post/AOL Build)

Interview with Jane Fonda on Her Life, Her Passions, and Her Priorities (Video) (Huffington Post/AOL Build)

20 Years After Beijing, How Are We Doing? (Women's Media Center)

Interview With David Lynch: His Mission to Change the World Through Meditation (Huffington Post)

Amy Poehler and Marianne Schnall

Exclusive Interview With Amy Poehler on Her Book, Yes Please, and More (Video) (Huffington Post/AOL Build)

She's Got Game: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Challenges Women to Become Major Players (Marie Claire)

A Q&A with Senator Kelly Ayotte (Levo League)

A Q&A With Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Levo League)

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Strive to Thrive: Interview with Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success and the Third Metric (DailyWorth)

Interview with President Jimmy Carter on His New Book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power (Huffington Post)

5 Steps to a Female President - It's not just a 'women's issue' (

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Sheryl Sandberg, Nancy Pelosi, Olympia Snowe and Others Weigh In (Huffington Post)

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