This event is organized by Link Up: Women's Mentoring & Events in order to engage the Dartmouth community in a conversation about gender dynamics, American politics and barriers to high-level public sector positions for women. Marianne will share anecdotes and excerpts from her most recent book, What Will It Take to Make A Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power, and engage in discussion with Dartmouth faculty, students, community members and staff.
Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer whose writings and interviews have appeared in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, TIME.com, In Style, CNN.com, EW.com, the Women's Media Center, and many others. Marianne is a featured blogger at The Huffington Postand a contributor to the nationally syndicated NPR radio show, 51 Percent: The Women's Perspective. Schnall is the founder and Executive Director of Feminist.com, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. For over fifteen years, Feminist.com has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world.
Marianne graduated from Cornell University in 1989 with a BA in English, and she is also a graduate of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices media and leadership training program. She is the author of Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice. She was also a contributor to Robin Morgan’s anthology,Sisterhood is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for a New Millennium.
Marianne’s latest book is What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power, featuring interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, Olympia Snowe, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power. With a broader goal of encouraging women and girls to be leaders in their lives, their communities, and the larger world, Schnall and her interviewees explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture with the hope of moving toward meaningful and effective solutions—and a world where a woman can be president.
Dinner will be served. Books will be provided free for the first 50 student guests - come early! Cosponsored by SPEC, the Rockefeller Center and the CGSE.