For speaking engagements, appearances, hosting opportunities or any other inquiries, please e-mail Marianne.

Marianne is also featured at American Program Bureau, Soapbox Inc. and as a media source at SheSource.



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Past Events

"Activism in Your Own Voice" Workshop with Amy Richards
Omega Institute's Women & Power Conference
Rhinebeck, New York
September 25, 2010 at 2pm

IdleWild Books
Daring to be Ourselves Launch Party with Gloria Steinem and Eve Ensler

New York, New York
Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7:00pm

Golden Notebook (held at the Kleinert/James Art Center)
Woodstock, New York
Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 4:00pm

Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Saugerties, New York
Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 6:00pm

Merritt Bookstore
Millbrook, New York
Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 5:00pm

Bluestockings Bookstore
New York, NY
Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7pm

Poughkeepsie, NY
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1pm

TEDx Conference
Chichester, NY
Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Barnes & Noble
Kingston, New York
Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00pm

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 5pm

Woodstock Writers Festival
Introducing "Books, Spirituality, and Consciousness" Panel
Woodstock, New York
Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at 11:45am

IBM Women's Networking Group
Poughkeepsie, New York
Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 1:30pm

JCC Manhattan
New York, New York
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 7:00pm

FemSalon on Feminism
Hosted by Gloria Steinem
New York, New York
March 13, 2012, 7pm

Moderating Panel: "The F- word; Perspectives in Contemporary Feminism
NYC Green Festival
The Javits Center
New York, New York
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 5pm

FemSalon on Women & Money
Hosted by NoVo Foundation - Featuring Jennifer Buffett and Kathy LeMay
New York, New York
September 19, 2012, 7pm

FemSalon on Women & Peace
Hosted by Abigail Disney and Peace is Loud
New York, New York
March 7, 2013, 7pm

NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life
FemSalon: Our Inner Lives: Spirit, Faith & Action

New York, New York
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00pm

Golden Notebook (held at the Kleinert/James Art Center)
Woodstock, New York
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 6:00pm

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? New York Book Launch event
Panel of book contributors moderated by Pat Mitchell - Playwright Horizons

New York, New York
Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:00pm

Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Saugerties, New York
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00pm

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? San Francisco Book Launch event
Panel with Gavin Newson, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, moderated by Amanda De Cadenet
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:00pm

New York University
Reading and Discussion with Julie Zeilinger
New York, New York
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:00pm

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NY
January 28, 2014
Read write-up

Cornell University: Keynote International Women's Day Reception
Ithaca, NY
March 16, 2014

SUNY Sullivan
Loch Sheldrake, NY
March 6th, 2014

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
March 24, 2014
Read write-up

Woodstock Writers Festival: Journalism Panel
Woodstock, NY
April 6th, 2014 at 2-3:30 pm

Where are the female superheroes? A Conversation on Women, Leadership and Power
Public Radio International (PRI)
Minneapolis, MN
April 29, 2014

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Washington, D.C. Book event
Panel with book contributors - McDermott, Will & Emery
Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Bronx, NY
May 12, 2014

Women's Campaign School at Yale University
New Haven, CT
June 10th, 2014

What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership & Power
University of Minnesota (Center for the Study of Politics and Governance)
Minneapolis, MN
September 23, 2014

Omega Institute: Speaking Up as a Leader - Women's Voices in the Public Square
Rhinebeck, NY
October 24-26th, 2014

Men & Women as Allies FemSalon
New York, NY
November 18, 2014

WeLight NYC
A Benefit for and the Our Inner Lives Initiative
New York, NY
December 4, 2014

Yale Law Women Event
Yale Law School, Yale University
New Haven, CT
February 19, 2015

Marianne Schnall in conversation w/ Abbe Aronson: It All Started At The Kitchen Table
Women Empowering Women
Woodstock, NY
March 25, 2015

Washington University: Olin Business School's Women's Leadership Forum presents "What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power"
St. Louis, MO
April 23, 2015

What Does It Take to Make a Woman Leader? Panel
American Association of University Women National Convention
San Diego, CA
June 20, 2015 (watch video)

Leadership Luncheon: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power
Women in Cable Telecommunications/Time Warner Cable

Los Angeles, CA
September 23, 2015

Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI
September 30, 2015

Connecticut College
New London, CT
October 1, 2015

S.H.E. Summit
92 Street Y
New York, NY
October 6-7, 2015

Speaking Up as a Leader: Women's Voices in the Public Square (Workshop)
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
October 16-18th, 2015

Russell Sage College
Troy, NY
November 11, 2015

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
November 13, 2015's 20 Year Anniversary Celebration
New York, NY
December 2, 2015

Cavendish Global Impact Forum
Palm Beach, FL
February 15-18, 2016

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
March 1-2, 2016

United Way of Greater Los Angeles' Women Leader's Summit
Cambridge, MA
April 25, 2016

Strand Bookstore Event
New York, NY
May 2, 2016

Girls Leadership Worldwide Dinner (Eleanor Roosevelt Center)
New York, NY
June 12, 2016

George Washington University: Marianne Schnall in Conversation with Rep. Donna Edwards
Washington, DC
October 17, 2016

Montgomery College Athenaeum Symposia
Germantown, MD
October 19, 2016 (watch video)

Amending America: Women's Rights and Gender Equality
National Archives Foundation
New York, NY
October 21, 2016 (watch video)

AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY: Feminism, Media, and the State of the Union
Columbia University
New York, City
November 16, 2016 (watch video)

Women & Men as Allies: Now What/What Now? Creating a Gender Allies Agenda
New York, City
February 6, 2017

University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA
March 20, 2017

Women's eNews 'Truth in Media' panel
New York, NY
March 23, 2017

Ms. Foundation Gloria Awards
New York, NY
May 3, 2017

Bard Early College Teach-In
New York, NY
May 10, 2017

Green Festival
Javitz Center
New York, NY
June 11, 2017

Women in the Media: Breaking Stereotypes
UN Women/GW4W
New York, NY
July 18, 2017

Women, Leadership, & Power: What Will It Take?
San Francisco, CA
October 11, 2017

The World-Changing Women's Summit
Conscious Media Company
Scotts Valley, CA
February 20-22, 2018

Model UN Event
Mount Holyoke
South Hadley, MA
March 23, 2018

Champions of Change
UN Women
New York, NY
May 18, 2018

What Will It Take to Make Media that Advances Gender Equality?
Los Angeles, CA
August 23, 2018

Wake Women Rising: Speaking Up to Shape Change (Workshop)
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
September 28-30, 2018

Women's Political Leadership: What Will It Take?
NYU Skirball Center
New York, NY
October 15, 2018

SOCAP Panel: What Will It Take: Men as Allies in Gender Equality
Social Capital Markets
San Francisco, CA
October 25, 2018

UN Women HeforShe Screening and Panel
New York, NY
November 5, 2018

Women & Money: Making Money Moves That Matter
What Will It Take
Austin, TX
September 16-17, 2019

Women's Summit 2019: Lead the Way
Kansas City Business Journal
Overland Park, KS
October 29, 2019

UN Women SF Annual Meeting - Fireside Chat and Book Signing
San Francisco, CA
December 3, 2019

Leading the Way book event
Barnes and Noble
Kingston, NY
January 11, 2020, 1pm

Webinar: Feminist Giving for COVID: Strategies and Models
(Philanthropy Women)

May 14, 2020 at 2pm ET

Envision Equality Round Table Featuring Anita Hill
(Global Center for Gender Equality at Stanford, ERA Coalition,, Maverick Collective)
December 7, 2021 at 4pm ET

Envision Equality Round Table Featuring V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Jamia Wilson
(Global Center for Gender Equality at Stanford, ERA Coalition,
April 25, 2022 at 5pm ET

For an updated list of events, check back regularly or follow Marianne on Facebook and Twitter.

Marianne signing books at Dartmouth College event, 1/28/14
Read write-up: Marianne Schnall talks about "What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?"


"Marianne Schnall's visit to Dartmouth organized around the recent release of What Will It Take To Make A Woman President?: Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power had the dual benefit of providing the Dartmouth community with a chance to think about and discuss issues related to gender inequality - an issue greatly scrutinized at Dartmouth - and to find solutions with the input of leading female voices, as interviewed by Marianne Schnall. To engage on this topic with Marianne Schnall and to hear what barriers women face in their professional pursuits - and how to work around them - have only strengthened our community's sense of purpose and direction in taking action and pursuing greater opportunities."
- Bridget Golub
Dartmouth College

"Skidmore Women in Business is a new student organization at Skidmore College. The organization recently had the honor of hosting Marianne Schnall as its first speaker. For our event, she specifically tailored her speech around not only our organization's mission, but also around the personal interests of our organization's leaders and its members, making her lecture incredibly intimate and impactful. Her willingness to share her experiences and passions with us - both personally and from behind the podium - helped to enrich our community's conversation about women and leadership."
Lyssa Jackson, Co-President and Founder
Skidmore Women in Business

"Marianne Schnall dazzled our students this year in her discussion of her book, "What Will It Take to Make A Woman President". Her inspiring, energizing and dynamic presentation left us all thinking yes!, we now have a roadmap to get us to the place of the possible: to finally elect a woman to the United States Presidency."
Patricia Russo, Executive Director
Women's Campaign School at Yale

"The idea of starting the Feminist Society at NYU began at a previous reading by Marianne Schnall, so it was only fitting to host a reading for her release of What Will It Take To Make a Woman President: Conversations about Women, Leadership, and Power. Coincidently, Marianne was able to make the event blossom into an actual conversation about women, leadership, and power. Our intimate conversation crossed generations and races and inspired a call to action for leadership networks and mentorship that I hope to continue."
Margaret Smiley

"Marianne Schnall's most recent visit to Cornell began with an opportunity for students to have an informal and lively conversation over dinner about Marianne's career and the opportunities and challenges for women professionally. Her keynote talk as part of our International Women's Day celebrations allowed the Cornell community to examine - through a gendered lens - our understandings of leadership, equality, influence and power. The conversations inspired by Marianne's book What Will It Take To Make A Woman President?: Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power during her visit will continue to generate dialogue on campus and shape the actions and opportunities we create for our community."
Laura Weiss
Cornell University

"Marianne Schnall's book What Will It Take To Make a Woman President: Conversations about Women, Leadership, and Power prompted Public Radio International to host a dialogue between Marianne and journalist Carol Hills of PRI's The World. Framed by Marianne's book, the conversation was an engaging and provocative look at women in positions of leadership in the US and around the world. The audience of women and men appreciated the insights shared by Marianne."
Sharon Hentges Ferraro, CFRE
Vice President Resource Development
PRI Public Radio International

"Marianne Schnall recently spoke with our young women's leadership program about her book, What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power. Six months later, the students are still talking about it! Marianne's insights were not only inspirational to the young women in our community but also provided our educators with important tools to grapple with issues of gender, power, and leadership in our school community."
Nancy Banks, Dean of Students
Fieldston Upper School

"Thank you for participating in the event, What Will it Take to Make a Woman President?, on September 23, 2014 with the Center for the Study of Politics. The event is part of our ongoing commitment to foster informed and substantive discussion on important matters of public policy. Your thoughtful discussion about the hurdles that women face when running for office and the importance of striving for gender balance in politics was well-received. The audience appreciated the opportunity to hear from an expert doing pioneering research. Once again, thank you for contributing to the programming with the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. We look forward to continuing the dialogue about electing women and working together in the future."
Lawrence R. Jacobs
Mondale Chair
Director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
University of Minnesota

"We were delighted to host Marianne Schnall for a book talk about What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? The event was a delightful and intimate affair which got all of us thinking about our own political careers and what barriers, particularly in the US, persist and keep women from reaching their full electoral potential. Thank you for speaking with and inspiring us!"
Claire Simonich
2014-15 Outreach Chair Yale Law Women
Yale Law School

"For the past 19 years, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill(ERVK) has provided leadership training for entering 10th and 11th grade girls from around the world through its Girls' Leadership Worldwide (GLW) program. One of the highlights of GLW includes a dinner with accomplished women organized by Eleanor Roosevelt's great-granddaughters. This year, Marianne Schnall served as our inspirational keynote speaker at the dinner. In sharing her life journey with the girls, she communicated that it is okay not to know exactly what you're going to do with your life, but that by following your curiosities, you can join your passion with your career. Marianne was able to connect with each of the 42 girls in a different and profound way by sharing quotes from prominent women she had interviewed throughout her career. Of the many quotes she shared, at least one impacted each girl in a powerful way, lending advice on how to propel her personal growth. We were excited by her ability to discuss feminism in such a universal way, one that includes men as a part of the solution. Marianne struck a beautiful balance of owning her accomplishments and being down to earth. Most importantly, she met the girls where they were and inspired them to continue in the direction of their dreams."
Kathleen Durham
Executive Director
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications) event that featured author Marianne Schnall. What I loved about the event is Marianne's passion for her subject: women's leadership. The WICT interviewer began the conversation talking about women in business and how we can move up the ladder, but what really captivated the audience was when Ms. Schnall started discussing women in political office. Clearly she hit a nerve because suddenly the audience could speak of nothing else: how do we get more women elected? The WICT interview moved into an audience interview, with great questions lobbed at Ms. Schnall, and truly thought-provoking answers returned. In the end, the beauty of Ms. Schnall's presentation was an audience of women fired up to make change, to vote, to increase their civic engagement, and just possibly, one or two who might consider being the change-agent themselves and running for office. A transformational event - courtesy of Marianne Schnall. It's what she does.
Milinda Martin
Southern California Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) / Time Warner Cable

"Marianne Schnall's visit to Roger Williams University inspired critical campus dialogue about women and leadership in the United States. Her visit took place amidst an exciting Presidential Primary race in which three women were seeking nomination by their political party to run for the Presidency. It was exciting to have the opportunity to talk with her about her work, and about her most recent book, What Will it Take to Make a Woman President?, in a political climate that may yield our first woman President. In addition to asking important questions about the relationship between women and power, students were also encouraged to think about the economic, social, and political factors that disempower women, making them scarce at the top ranks of politics, business, and the media. Her knowledge and experience are broadly relevant to a variety of disciplines, which made her an ideal candidate to bring people together in conversation across academic departments and student life communities."
Laura Mattoon D'Amore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Program Coordinator for Gender and Sexuality Studies
Roger Williams University

"Thank you thank you thank you 3 times. The WIL class absolutely loved you! I wasn't in the room the entire conversation, but the buzz afterwards was huge!"
Julie Schroeder
Women's Initiative in Leadership
Harvard University

For speaking engagements, appearances, hosting opportunities or any other inquiries, please contact Marianne.




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