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Bold Actions Series: Interview with Soledad O’Brien

Journalist Soledad O’Brien on the importance of sharing authentic stories, making DEI a business imperative, and why we need leaders who stand by their values.

Bold Actions Series: Interview with Stephanie Creary, PhD

Identity and diversity scholar Dr. Stephanie Creary shares insights from her personal journey and her groundbreaking DEI research.

Bold Actions Series: Interview with Kavitha Prabhakar

Deloitte’s former Chief DEI Officer Kavitha Prabhakar shares lessons learned and advice for the chief DEI officers of tomorrow

Bold Actions Series: Interview with Kenji Yoshino

Acclaimed legal scholar Kenji Yoshino on “covering,” allyship, and how to create a culture of greater authenticity

Bold Actions Series: Interview with Anne Chow

Former AT&T Business CEO Anne Chow talks leadership, courage, DEI, and her next chapter.


On the centennial of the 19th Amendment, legendary women look to the future

From the vantage point of this turbulent moment, and as we look back at 1920, it seems equally crucial to consider the next hundred years and ask where the road to true equity should take us next. Featuring Carol Moseley Braun, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Melinda Gates, Anita Hill, Dolores Huerta, Carol Jenkins, Billie Jean King, María Barbara Lee, Annie Lennox, Megan Rapinoe, and many others.

How history can bring us hope right now

An esteemed set of women to reflect back on their lives and careers as leaders, drawing on historical moments or achievements by women that have given them hope and the fortitude to keep going. Featuring stories from: Madeleine Albright, Patrisse Cullors, Jane Goodall, Kamala Harris, Barbara Lee, Pat Mitchell, Robin Morgan, Ai-jen Poo, Cecile Richards, Sheryl Sandberg, Opal Tometi, and others.

2020 is not a fair playing field. Here’s how to even it out.

While the 2018 midterms showed us that the tide may be beginning to turn in terms of women’s fundraising efforts, we must be aware of the challenges women still face when raising money – and what we can do to make the presidential playing field as even as possible.

Why Martha McSally’s appointment is a game changer

Arizona is yet another example of the seismic shift underway in women’s representation across government. The 2019 freshman class of women in Congress will be the largest ever for a total of 102 female representatives and 25 female senators.

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—newly energized, politically engaged and more resolute than ever.

This is what it takes to elect a woman president

Five things we can do to get a woman in the White House.

What will it take to make a woman president?

Pioneering and influential women share why they believe women have made such little momentum in Washington just four years after having a near presidential contender – and what we can do to get more women into the pipeline of political leadership.

51% The Women's Perspective Monthly Radio Commentaries

Audio and Transcripts (originally aired on WAMC and NPR)

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, Feminist.com 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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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. Feminist.com founder Marianne Schnall says it's about time."
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51% Show # 1147 (7-7-2011)

Feminist.com'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.
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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.
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51% Show # 1134 (04-7-2011)

April 22nd is Earth Day, and feminist.com founder Marianne Schnall says it took her awhile to see the link between environmentalism and feminism but it's there.
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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 feminist.com, has a different family story.
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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 feminist.com, remembers how it began.
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51% Show # 1125 (02-03-2011)

Feb 3rd marks the start of the Chinese New Year. Author and feminist.com founder, Marianne Schnall, thinks it might be an opportunity to reset that resolution to something more productive.
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‘The Power Of Media Has Never Been More In Our Hands’: Women’s Media Center Awards Highlight The Need For Inclusivity

Exclusive interviews with leading voices in women’s media from the red carpet at the Women’s Media Center Awards.

‘Fear Is Only Damaging When It Dictates Our Behavior’: Filmmaker And Activist Abigail Disney’s Advice On Leadership, Courage, And Creating Change

In this candid interview, Abigail Disney touches on a wide range of topics, including what it means to be a trailblazer, what inspired her to become a filmmaker, her call to action for women and more.

‘We Are Entitled To Ambition’: Stacey Abrams Talks About Leadership, Change, And Her New Book

What's next for Stacey Abrams? In this candid interview, she shares powerful insights on a wide range of topics, including three important leadership lessons, her new book "Lead from the Outside," and the two key things we all need in order to create positive change.

‘Make Your Voice Heard’: How Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Is Inspiring A New Generation Of Changemakers

An in-depth interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about her new children's book Bold & Brave, the arc of women's political progress, and what she wants all girls and women to know.

Sports Icon Billie Jean King: Women Should Be Brave, Not Perfect

Tennis legend and changemaker Billie Jean King shares personal insights on why women’s leadership is so important, how being involved in sports helps girls develop leadership qualities, and what her call to action is for women and girls everywhere.

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

Insights from Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Maxine Waters, Katie Couric, Soledad O'Brien and others on why it's critical to increase women's representation in media.

‘Don’t Agonize, Organize’: Why Nancy Pelosi Wants More Women In Washington

“Women, know your power, go for it, be yourself, don’t be afraid, be confident, and be ready. The world is waiting for you.”

Lessons From Anita Hill On Courage And Leadership

5 powerful insights from a pioneer in effecting change and standing up to sexual harassment.

New Campaign Raises Awareness Of The Pay Gap For Black Women

This Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, LeanIn.Org is launching #38PercentCounts, a campaign to raise awareness about the fact that Black women are paid on average 38% less than white men. How does this wage gap affect the lives of Black women, and what we can all do to close the gap.

Hillary Clinton Urges Women To ‘Stand Up And Speak Out’

In a recent conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Hillary Clinton offered encouragement and advice for women to raise our voices in politics, media and beyond.

Tina Brown on Women, Leadership and Her Upcoming Summit

In this exclusive interview, renowned media icon Tina Brown tells us about this year's Women in the World Summit, why she feels it’s so important to have women’s equity in leadership and what her call to action is for women everywhere.

5 Lessons I Learned From My Interviews With Maya Angelou

I had the unique honor of interviewing Dr. Angelou twice, in wide-ranging interviews where we talked about her books, as well as her perspective on issues including racism and sexism, and her life philosophies. I find I carry her words around with me always—and her timeless wisdom and leadership lessons feel particularly relevant right now.

The Rising Activism in Women’s Philanthropy

Trump’s first year in office has catapulted progressive women donors to a new level of activism. Women who once gave quietly are organizing protests, speaking publicly, and organizing for change. Featuring insights from Vanessa Daniel, Abigail Disney, Donna Hall, Cynthia Nimmo, and K. Sujata.

Sheryl Sandberg: Build Resilience, Find Joy And Kick The Elephant Out Of The Room

After her husband’s death, Facebook COO and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg was devastated by her grief. She turned to her friend Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist, and together they wrote "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy," which features not only Sheryl’s own story, but also stories of others facing adversity and loss.

Arianna Huffington’s Secret To Success

Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, is on a quest to transform how we think about our work and our lives.

Huffington Post

Exclusive Insights From Four TEDWomen Speakers

Featuring Luvvie Ajayi, Justin Baldoni, Susan David and Sally Kohn

From #MeToo to Men Too: How Men Can Prevent Harassment and Abuse

Since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story broke the floodgates, every day brings new allegations of powerful men assaulting or harassing women, and millions of women have been publicly sharing their personal stories and declaring “#MeToo.” But why is the onus always on the women to share their stories, to be the only ones leading the outcry and call for change?

Moby And Others Speak Out On An Issue That Needs Our Immediate Attention

Animal rights activists Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Bill Maher, Moby, Kathy Najimy, Ingrid Newkirk, Alicia Silverstone, and Tracey Stewart share why they are so passionate about this issue and what we can all do to make a difference.

Mission Blue: Sylvia Earle’s Quest to Protect the World’s Ocean

Interview with pioneering oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle on Mission Blue, her not-for-profit global organization dedicated to exploring and caring for the ocean.

A CALL TO MEN: Honoring the Next Generation of Manhood

One of the most common misconceptions about feminist work is that it is a movement solely for and about women and that men are excluded as allies or beneficiaries. But in truth feminist issues are not just “women’s issues,” they are human issues.

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

Women's leadership expert Tiffany Dufu talks about her book Drop the Ball, offers helpful tips and advice, and encourages women to embrace their imperfections and the intrinsic messiness of modern life.

Why We March: 15 Women Leaders Offer Strategies to Advance the Movement

Prominent activists and leaders share insights on how we can harness the energy and transformative power of the millions who marched in the U.S. and around the world to keep this movement going.

Dolly Parton on Her Latest Projects, the Power of Love and More

In the following interview, the big-hearted and charismatic Parton discusses the lessons contained in her Coat of Many Colors story, her advice on overcoming obstacles, what she thinks the world needs more of, how she keeps her positive attitude and more.

Gwen Ifill: A Role Model for the Next Generation of Women and Media

A trailblazer for women in media, Ifill had the distinction of being one of the most visible African American female broadcast journalists.

Deepak Chopra on Coping with Election Stress

Deepak Chopra offers advice and tips to keep calm during and after going to the polls and shares his perspective on what the dynamics during this turbulent election season tell us about the state of our country, politics and consciousness—and the opportunity he sees post-election for reflection and healing our divides.

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

Timmaraju shares her wisdom and insights as we discuss a range of topics around this campaign season, including some of the most exciting moments of Hillary’s campaign, what it would mean to have a woman in the White House, and how she feels about being an integral part of this moment in history to help elect our first female president.

20 Influential Women On What This Historic Election Means To Them

Thoughts and insights from diverse cross-section of well-known and influential women on the pivotal upcoming election and the possibility of having our first women president. Includes Nancy Pelosi, Ai-jen Poo, Joy Reid, Maria Shriver, Pat Schroeder, Gloria Steinem, Barbra Streisand and more.

Activist Men React To ‘Locker Room Talk’

Unfortunately, conversations that devalue women do happen in locker rooms, as well as board rooms, the barber shop, the golf course, and other places where men gather. But there are also many men who are rallying, saying, "Not in my locker room, not in my household, not in my office, and not in my community."

A Cosmic Perspective: Interview With StarTalk’s Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tyson talks about his passion for helping people discover "what role science plays in their lives," why he thinks education should teach our students "how to think," what gives him awe and the essential impact of seeing ourselves and the world through a "cosmic perspective."

She’s More Than a Symbol: Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination

Last night, Hillary Clinton marked the milestone of becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, this is a symbolic breakthrough we can and should all celebrate together.

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

Bob Carr and Tony Robbins are both highly successful individuals, but this is not all they share in common: they both possess a strong desire to make a difference in deserving children's lives, like someone did for them.

Gloria Steinem on the ‘Crucial’ Next Steps for Women and What Gives Her Hope

Steinem talks about the strides we've made toward gender equality (and how far we have yet to go), the hopeful "explosion of consciousness" she's been witnessing on the road, her views on electing a woman into the White House, how men and women can be allies, and her belief that "we are linked not ranked."

Oprah Asks the Question, ‘What Do You Believe?’

A strong believer that "your beliefs really determine what you manifest in your life," Oprah and her team set out to find "the most compelling and thoughtful stories of faith, love and devotion from around the world."

Interview With Futurist Jason Silva, Host of Brain Games

Silva talks about his show Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel, describing it as a "pop science series that uses elaborate experiments to highlight your perceptions and misperceptions of reality."

Jane Fonda on Her Life, Her Passions, and Her Priorities

I recently sat down with the iconic Academy award-winning actress (and best-selling author of seven books) for a far-ranging conversation for AOL BUILD, in which we talked about a variety of topics, including the need for more women's voices and diversity in Hollywood and the media.

Interview With David Lynch: His Mission to Change the World Through Meditation

David Lynch shares the story of his own personal transformation and his belief in the power of meditation to not only positively affect one's own enjoyment of life, creativity, and ability to cope with stress and trauma but also transform our "collective consciousness."

Exclusive Interview With Amy Poehler on her book, ‘Yes Please’ and More

I had the electric experience of sitting down with Amy Poehler as part of AOL BUILD, in which she shared her quick-witted blend of humor and wisdom on a wide range of topics including her career advice.

Things Maya Told Me: My Favorite Insights and Quotes From My Interviews With Maya Angelou

While Dr. Angelou is an impressive and accomplished figure with three Grammys, more than 30 honorary degrees and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, she had an incredibly endearing way of making everyone she encountered feel equal and special.

Interview with Jimmy Carter on His New Book ‘Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power’

Since leaving the White House in 1981, Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the United States, has been one of our most active presidents. In 1982 he and his wife Rosyln Carter founded The Carter Center, dedicated to advancing peace and health worldwide.

Celebrating Gloria Steinem’s 80th Birthday

In celebration of Gloria Steinem's 80th birthday, I decided to go through my many interviews with her and share some of her inspiring insights and wisdom.

Interview with Jane Fonda on Her New Book About Being a Teen

Helping teens has been a longtime passion of Fonda's, and learning about their needs, problems and questions compelled her to write her comprehensive new book, for which she consulted with a variety of additional resources and experts.

Controversial Hillary Cover of TIME Illuminates Sexism in the Media

This cover is a potent visualization of some of the concerning cultural obstacles and stereotypes that continue to hold back women and girls from positions of power.

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

Many other nations have elected women presidents so why not the U.S.? What will it take to chart the conditions to achieve that milestone?

‘Growing and Giving’: An Interview With Tony Robbins

During his sold-out events all around the world, Tony is known for his "tough love" approach to help ignite the passion inside of participants. Something you may not know, though, is Robbins is also a generous philanthropist.

Exclusive Interview With Ram Dass

Ram Dass has been a spiritual friend and beloved teacher for millions of people around the world. He is perhaps one of the sixties' most well-known cultural icons, as the author of the worldwide spiritual classic Be Here Now and many other enlightening books.

Deepak Chopra Talks About Awakening the World and His “Sages and Scientists” Symposium

Interview with author Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned expert on mind-body healing and outspoken advocate for the "contemporary synthesis of science and soul."

Exclusive Interview With Maya Angelou On Her New Book ‘Mom & Me & Mom’

In her latest book, Angelou shares the story of the most influential and complicated relationship of her life—the one with her indomitable mother Vivian Baxter. The book is an inspiring and touching story of growth and healing, of life lessons learned, and the profound power of love and connection.

Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times

Women including Alice Walker, Kerry Washington, Joan Halifax Roshi, Melissa Etheridge, Jane Fonda, and others share the strategies they use to keep themselves centered, reduce stress, and remain joyful and connected to their core

Interview with Eve Ensler: ‘In The Body of the World’

Playwright, author and activist Eve Ensler discusses her courageously candid new memoir, in which she documents her journey of transformation after receiving a cancer diagnosis.

Exclusive: Patrick Stewart Calls on Men to End Violence Against Women

The dynamic acclaimed actor and activist has taken on his own personal mission: enlisting men in the movement to end violence against women, which he has called, "the single greatest human rights violation of our generation."

Exclusive: Melinda Gates on Family Planning and Changing the World

Controversy over reproductive rights has been at the forefront of our national conversation, but philanthropist Melinda Gates would like to take the controversy out and transform the narrative into a global one through education and advocacy.

Marianne Williamson on Consciousness, Women and Politics

An illuminating conversation with spiritual activist and best-selling author Marianne Williamson, exploring "birthing a new American politics."

Influential Women Speak Out on the Election

I posed the following question to some of the most influential women of our time, "What message would you most want to get out to women about the upcoming election?" Here are their inspiring answers.

Exclusive: Interview With Oprah About Her School for Girls

One of the achievements that is clearly closest to Oprah Winfrey's heart is founding the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Tony Robbins Sets the Record Straight About Fire Walk ‘Controversy’

In the end, it is these missing testimonials of life changes that Tony Robbins finds "frustrating, to do some of your best work and see it all distorted." Yet he admits, "It comes with the territory."

Marie Claire

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

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand challenges women to become major players.

Ms. Magazine

The Ms. Q&A: Cecile Richards, Co-Founder of Supermajority and Former President of Planned Parenthood

Women in the World Meet at Summit: An Interview with Tina Brown

I had the opportunity to talk to Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek & The Daily Beast–and founder of the Women in the World summit–about the third annual event and the importance of making women's voices heard.

Omega Women's Leadership Center

Interview with Elizabeth Lesser: Modern Feminism & Spirituality

Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser talks to Marianne Schnall about the mission and vision of the Omega Women's Leadership Center and the future of modern feminism.

Interview with Anna Deavere Smith: As You Reach Up, Reach Out

Actor, playwright, and professor Anna Deavere Smith and Marianne Schnall talk about why it's important that women in leadership reach out in service.

Interview with Ai-jen Poo: The Dignity of Women’s Work

Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, talks with Marianne Schnall about the importance of political organizing for women to strengthen community and build a new economy.

Interview with Cecile Richards: Women Don’t Need Permission to Lead

Ambition is not a dirty word. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and Marianne Schnall discuss the issues that affect women the most and why it is so important to have women in leadership and decision-making roles.

Interview with Eve Ensler: Empowering Generations of Women

Playwright and activist Eve Ensler talks with Marianne Schnall about love, freedom, and how powerful we would be if we all embraced our inner girl.

Interview with Joan Halifax Roshi: The Balance Between Contemplation and Action

Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax Roshi talks with Marianne Schnall about the qualities she wants to see in a leader, how to find balance between inner and outer work, and the benefit of working in challenging situations.

Interview with Sally Field: Look Inside to Find Your Power

Sally Field speaks with Marianne Schnall about the importance of inner work, the unique capacities of women, and how to raise boys to be thoughtful parents and leaders.

Thrive Global

Timeless Wisdom from Gloria Steinem

In honor of Women’s History Month and Gloria’s birthday, I collected some of her most powerful insights, advice and life wisdom from our interviews

Visions to Transform Our World this International Women’s Day

Wisdom and calls to action from 25 inspiring women on creating a more sustainable, equitable, peaceful and just world.

In Remembrance: My Interview With Beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Nhat Hanh shares valuable insights, advice and wisdom on how we can use our downtime to truly nourish ourselves, his concerns about the impact of technology on society, and his belief in the power of meditation and mindfulness to produce a more peaceful world and self.

“New Year, True You”: Luvvie Ajayi Jones Shares 5 Ways to Choose Courage and Make “Good Trouble” in 2022

Five takeaways from interview with bestselling author and speaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones who offers powerful insights on facing fear, speaking out, the “revolutionary act” of being yourself, and much more.

Advice From Jane Fonda, Anita Hill, Amy Poehler, and Other Influential Women on Building Confidence

Through sharing some of my favorite quotes, insights, and valuable lessons from my interviews with dozens of influential women, I want to reaffirm that you are powerful and capable and, most important, that your voice is needed.

Gloria Steinem, Dolly Parton, Sally Field and Other Powerful Women on What “Success” Means to Them

I have interviewed many wealthy celebrities, from Oprah to Natalie Portman and more, and they often report that their fulfillment doesn’t come from their fame or wealth at all. Instead, it comes from their advocacy work, giving back, and being of service to others.

16 Leaders on Finding Inner Peace

Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz, Deepak Chopra, Melissa Etheridge, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, David Lynch, Dolly Parton, Kerry Washington, and others share simple yet effective strategies on how we can avoid burnout, reduce stress and prioritize our health, happiness and well-being.


5 Steps to a Female President: It’s not just a ‘women’s issue’

“Why haven’t we ever had a woman President?” Spurred by this question from my then 8-year-old daughter, I set out to find the answer by interviewing the most influential journalists, activists, politicians and thought leaders of today.

Women's eNews

The Truth About the Sex Trade: Moments in ‘the Life’

New coalition aims to elect more women

Recognizing that 100 years is far too long to wait for gender parity and that now is the time to harness the energy of this historic moment, eight top women’s political organizations have joined forces to form ReflectUS, a groundbreaking nonpartisan coalition committed to fast-tracking women’s representation across all political offices.

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

Women's Media Center

Women Candidates Face More Obstacles — and the Pandemic Has Made It Worse

Though the news cycle has been so relentless it can seem hard to keep track, this has been a historic period for women’s political leadership.

Landmark Title IX lawsuit filed against Trump administration

Transforming the Women’s March into political power

Women’s Media Awards honor Hillary Rodham Clinton, April Ryan, Maria Hinojosa, and other media trailblazers

Spotlight on change makers at the Women’s Media Awards

Amy Schumer joins WMC founders at decade celebration

20 Years After Beijing, How Are We Doing?

Honoring Game Changers at the Women’s Media Awards

Strike, Dance! Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network

Giving Women’s History a Home

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

Media Heroes Recognized

To help envision a more equitable landscape, last week the WMC 2011 Women's Media Awards celebrated today's powerful and visible women in media.

“Miss Representation”—Poised to Advance a Media Movement

The documentary shown on Oprah's OWN network takes on the disparagement of women and girls in the media in a comprehensive way. Marianne Schnall talks to "Miss Representation" filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

Senator Gillibrand’s Call to Action

Like the national appeal to Rosie the Riveter during World War II, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is asking women to move "Off the Sidelines" to the center of decision making and power in the United States.

Peace Laureates Take On the War on Women

Members of the Nobel Women's Initiative are marshaling their collective wisdom and experience to tackle the challenge of ending rape as a weapon of war.

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelou

For the centenary of International Women's Day this week, Marianne Schnall samples assessments from a wide range of women on where we stand around the world.

Maria Shriver Takes On Alzheimer’s Advocacy

In her final year as California's First Lady, Maria Shriver turns public attention to Alzheimer’s advocacy at her influential California Governor & First Lady's Conference on Women.

Shining a Light Under the Veil

The author, whose interviews have been widely published, talks to playwright Mary Apick about the stories of women who spend their public lives shielded from our view.

“Elders” Fight Misuse of Religion to Oppress Women and Girls

Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson say women and girls are the victims of dangerous practices too often justified in the name of religion and tradition. They are members of a prestigious international group that is spotlighting the issue.

Eve Ensler’s Mission: Awaken the Girl Self

Eleven years after the launch of V-Day, Eve Ensler sets out to do for girls what she did for women—uncover the truth of their experiences and create a global dialogue. Her new book is being published February 9.