Marianne’s Huffington Post blog:

Marianne’s Women’s Media Center blog:

Inspiring Conversations series at

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

Women tell us why they are voting - featuring Elizabeth Warren, Chelsea Handler, Melissa Ethridge, Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards and more. (video)

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

Thrive Global:
16 Leaders on Finding Inner Peace (Thrive Global)
Marianne Schnall on Maya Angelou and a new paradigm on race

Strive to Thrive: Interview with Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success and the Third Metric
by Marianne Schnall (


Why Martha McSally's appointment is a game changer (

2018 Will be the Year of Women
After a turbulent year fending off efforts to diminish our power and silence our voices, women are harnessing their outrage, writes Marianne Schnall -- newly energized, politically engaged and more resolute than ever. (CNN)

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

What will it take to make a woman president?
Featuring quotes from Jane Fonda, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Arianna Huffington, Nancy Pelosi, Sheryl Sandberg and Gloria Steinem (CNN)


'Make Your Voice Heard': How Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Is Inspiring A New Generation Of Changemakers (Women@Forbes)

Sports Icon Billie Jean King on Leadership and Making a Difference (Women@Forbes)

Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Maxine Waters And Other Trailblazers Push For More Women In Media (Women@Forbes)

'Don't Agonize, Organize': Why Nancy Pelosi Wants More Women In Washington (Women@Forbes)

Lessons From Anita Hill On Courage And Leadership (Women@Forbes)

New Campaign Raises Awareness Of The Pay Gap For Black Women (Women@Forbes)

Hillary Clinton Urges Women To 'Stand Up And Speak Out' (Women@Forbes)

Interview with Tina Brown on Women, Leadership and Her Upcoming Summit (Women@Forbes)

5 Lessons I Learned From My Interviews With Maya Angelou (Women@Forbes)

The Rising Activism in Women's Philanthropy (Women@Forbes)

Arianna Huffington's Secret To Success (Forbes)

Interview with Sheryl Sandberg: Build Resilence, Find Joy, and Kick the Elephant Out of the Room (Forbes)

5 Steps to a Female President: It's not just a 'women's issue'
by Marianne Schnall (TIME.COM)

Ms. Magazine:
Women in the World Meet at Summit–An Interview with Tina Brown
Daring to Be Ourselves

Omega Women's Leadership Center:

What's Possible Interview Series:

Interview with Elizabeth Lesser (OWLC)

Interview with Anna Deavere Smith (OWLC)

Interview with Dr. Christiane Northrup (OWLC)

Interview with Sally Field (OWLC)

Interview with Joan Halifax Roshi (OWLC)

Interview with Eve Ensler (OWLC)

Levo League:

Women & Politics Interview Series:

A Q&A with Senator Kelly Ayotte (Levo)

A Q&A With Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Levo)


Interview Series:

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


This is What Comes After Resist - interviews on feminism from the Ms. Foundation's Gloria Awards (Refinery29)

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

Women's eNews:

The Truth About the Sex Trade: Moments in ‘the Life’ (Women's eNews)

A Celebration and a Call to Action: 20 Years of V-Day

Huffington Post:

Exclusive Insights From Four TEDWomen Speakers
Featuring Luvvie Ajayi, Justin Baldoni, Susan David and Sally Kohn (Huffington Post)

From #MeToo to Men Too: How Men Can Prevent Harassment and Abuse
With Insights from: Justin Baldoni, Ted Bunch, Eve Ensler, Michael Kimmel, Matt McGorry, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and Maile Zambuto (Huffington Post)

Moby, Russell Simmons and Others Speak Out on an Issue that Needs Our Immediate Attention (Huffington Post)

Mission Blue: Sylvia Earle’s Quest to Protect the World’s Ocean (Huffington Post)

A CALL TO MEN: Honoring the Next Generation of Manhood (Huffington Post)

Interview with Tiffany Dufu on How to “Drop the Ball” and Achieve More by Doing Less (Huffington Post)

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

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)

Deepak Chopra on Coping with Election Stress (Huffington Post)

20 Influential Women On What This Historic Election Means To Them (Huffington Post)

A Conversation with Mini Timmaraju, National Women’s Vote Director of Hillary for America (Huffington Post)

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

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

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

Tony Robbins and Bob Carr Join Forces to Change the World One Child at a Time (Huffington Post)

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

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

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)

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

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

Things Maya Told Me: My Favorite Insights and Quotes From My Interviews With Maya Angelou (Huffington Post)

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

Celebrating Gloria Steinem's 80th Birthday (Huffington Post)

Interview with Jane Fonda on Her New Book About "Being a Teen" (Huffington Post)

Controversial Hillary Cover of TIME Illuminates Sexism in the Media (Huffington Post)

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

'Growing and Giving': An Interview With Tony Robbins (Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview with Ram Dass (Huffington Post)

Deepak Chopra Talks About His "Sages and Scientists" Symposium and Awakening the World (Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview With Maya Angelou on Her New Book, Mom & Me & Mom (Huffington Post)

Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times (Huffington Post)

Interview with Eve Ensler: In The Body of the World (Huffington Post)

Patrick Stewart Calls on Men to End Violence Against Women (Huffington Post)

Marianne Williamson on Consciousness and Politics (Huffington Post)

Melinda Gates on Family Planning and Changing the World (Huffington Post)

Influential Women Speak Out on the Election
Featuring remarks from Isabel Allende, Joan Blades, Martha Burk, Eve Ensler, Gloria Feldt, Kim Gandy, Kirsten Gillibrand, Carol Jenkins, Shelby Knox, Elizabeth Lesser, Lisa Ling, Courtney Martin, Pat Mitchell, Robin Morgan, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Kathy Najimy, Nancy Pelosi, Ai-Jen Poo, Amy Richards, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Gloria Steinem, Barbra Streisand, Loung Ung, Rebecca Walker, Marie Wilson (Huffington Post)

Exclusive: Interview With Oprah Winfrey About Her School for Girls (Huffington Post)

Tony Robbins Sets the Record Straight About Fire Walk 'Controversy' (Huffington Post)

Reflections On Aging: Melissa Etheridge, Goldie Hawn, Alice Walker And Others (Huffington Post)

Tough Talk from Environmental Activist Dr. Helen Caldicott (Huffington Post)

An In-depth Interview With Life Coach Tony Robbins (The Huffington Post)

Exclusive Conversation Between Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra (The Huffington Post)

Behind-the-Scenes At Oprah's Lifeclass With Tony Robbins And Deepak Chopra (The Huffington Post)

Ending Child Marriage: Insights from Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson (The Huffington Post)

Reflections on Occupy Wall Street Insights from Arianna Huffington, Nancy Pelosi, Sheryl Sandberg, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson (The Huffington Post)

Miss Representation: An Interview with Writer & Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom (The Huffington Post)

'Know Your Power and Be Ready": An Exclusive Interview with Nancy Pelosi (The Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview with Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words (The Huffington Post)

Be the Change: Inspiration and Advice from Activists and Celebrities (The Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview With Eve Ensler, Recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award (The Huffington Post)

In Times of Outer-World Overload, Take an Inner Time-Out (The Huffington Post)

Envisioning a More Peaceful World: Leading Thinkers Speak Out on Peace and an Upcoming Summit (The Huffington Post)
Featuring exclusive remarks from Cory Booker, Majora Carter, Deepak Chopra, Shirin Ebadi, Donna Karan, Martin Luther King, III, Elizabeth Kucinich, Somaly Mam, Soledad O'Brien, Zainab Salbi, Sharon Salzberg, Robert Thurman, Marianne Williamson

Goldie Hawn Talks 'MindUP' and Her Mission to Bring Children Happiness (The Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview With Madeleine Albright (The Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview With Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh (The Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview With Dr. Jane Goodall (The Huffington Post)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of her groundbreaking research with chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall talks candidly about her life and passions

The "Elders" Speak: Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson (The Huffington Post)
There is a diverse, all-star cast of some of today's most treasured and charismatic leaders who have come together online and off in a group called the Elders. Their mission: to fight for social justice.

Women Connecting Across the Generational Divide: from Gloria Steinem to Courtney Martin (The Huffington Post)

Interview with Wangari Maathai, Environmental Activist and Nobel Laureate (The Huffington Post) The Nobel Laureate talks about planting 40 million trees (including one with Barack Obama), her global perspective, the status of women and her philosophy of life

Exclusive Interview with Margaret Cho (The Huffington Post) I checked in with the outspoken actress to talk about her new show, the politics of feeling beautiful, homophobia, the Internet, playing the banjo and her outlook on life.

Interview with Omega Institute Co-Founder Elizabeth Lesser (The Huffington Post) Elizabeth Lesser talks about her work with Omega Institute, her books, and her recent "webinar" with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle.

Exclusive Interview with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (The Huffington Post) I recently spoke with the inspirational former Supreme Court Justice about her new web site, the judiciary and her legacy as the first woman on the Supreme Court.

This Year Make Earth Day a Family Affair (The Huffington Post)

Exclusive Interview with Jane Fonda: Back on Broadway (The Huffington Post)

SNL Star Amy Poehler on Her New Online Show "Smart Girls" Exclusive Interview with actress Amy Poehler on her new digital TV series aimed at empowering young girls, "Smart Girls at the Party" (The Huffington Post)

Renowned Women Speak Out on Palin and the Election
Featuring exclusive remarks from Isabel Allende, Joan Blades, Eve Ensler, Melissa Etheridge, Gloria Feldt, Kim Gandy, Elizabeth Lesser, Courtney Martin, Kathy Najimy, Amy Richards, Deborah Siegel, Eleanor Smeal, Gloria Steinem, Loung Ung, Alice Walker, Jody Williams, Marie Wilson (The Huffington Post)

Natalie Portman on Her New Role: Giving Women Hope (The Huffington Post)

Talking Green with Cameron Diaz (The Huffington Post)

Jane Fonda, the Today Show and the "C-word" (The Huffington Post)

Nobel Laureates, Sally Field, and Other Muzzled Peace Voices (The Huffington Post)


Women's Media Center:

Inspiring Conversations Series: Founder Marianne Schnall Talks to Inspiring and Empowering People
Who are Changing the World as We Know It

Other Writings and Interviews

51% The Women's Perspective Monthly Radio Commentaries
Audio and Transcripts (originally aired on WAMC and NPR)

  • 51% Show # 1125 (02-03-2011)
    Feb 3rd marks the start of the Chinese New Year. Author and founder, Marianne Schnall, thinks it might be an opportunity to reset that resolution to something more productive.
  • 51% Show # 1126 (02-10-2011)
    February 14th marks a global day to speak out against violence against women. V-Day was the creation of Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues. It has grown every year and has spread all over the world. Marianne Schnall, founder of, remembers how it began.
  • 51% Show # 1131 (03-17-2011)
    Family businesses have traditionally been passed from father to son. Particularly before 1950, girls were usually expected to find a good man, get married and raise children. Marianne Schnall, founder of, has a different family story.
  • 51% Show # 1134 (04-7-2011)
    April 22nd is Earth Day, and founder Marianne Schnall says it took her awhile to see the link between environmentalism and feminism but it's there.
  • 51% Show # 1140 (05-19-2011)
    Stress may actually be the one thing we can all relate to these days. Marianne Schnall's been thinking about that lately.
  • 51% Show # 1147 (7-7-2011)'s Marianne Schnall has some thoughts on that nagging desire we have to do something - to make a difference - and how it conflicts with that sense that we're just not big enough to do it.
  • 51% Show # 1147 (12-1-2011)
    "I certainly can't vouch for my experience being an objective one - I do, after all, host a women's issues show. And yet it seems I'm hearing more about encouraging women's leadership - empowering girls - emphasizing women's role in society and in supporting an economic recovery. founder Marianne Schnall says it's about time."
  • 51% Show # 1181 (3-1-2012)
    "It's easy to get a narrow view of the world. If you don't see it, it must not be happening. But simply because child marriage is no longer common in America doesn't mean it isn't happening anywhere. In fact, founder and author Marianne Schnall says 25 thousand girls a day are married around the world - many of them only 12 or 13. But there's an effort underway to end this tradition in just one generation."



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