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Mariane Pearl

Award-winning Journalist & Writer

Mariane Pearl is an award-winning journalist and writer who works in English, French and Spanish. She is currently the Managing Editor of CHIME FOR CHANGE global journalism platform that focuses on helping women and girls speak for themselves. The platform has published stories from more than 45 countries since its launch in 2013. The campaign is funded by Gucci and the artists Beyoncé and Salma Hayek.


Mariane also teaches advanced journalism and has initiated WOMEN BYLINES a first-time series of quality journalism and multimedia narratives from women and girls worldwide for the local and global media . She directed her pilot project “Women’s Voices Within” in Erbil, Iraq with Yazidi refugees. Mariane is the author of “A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl” (Scribner.) First published in the United States in 2003, Mariane’s memoir celebrating the values of humanism and dignity is a detailed account of the investigation led in Pakistan to rescue her husband Danny. The book won international praise and was translated into 16 languages. In 2007, it was released as a major feature movie starring Angelina Jolie in the role of Mariane Pearl. Her second book, “In Search of Hope” (Powerhouse) is a collection of profiles of extraordinary women around the world. The column first appeared in Glamour magazine, the largest circulation woman magazine in the world. Those “Global Diaries” feature women from Cambodia, Cuba, Liberia, Mexico, Turkey, Colombia, Porto Rico, Uganda, Senegal, Italy, France, the US, Russia, the North Pole and more. They are dedicated to women who are role models in the way they used their own lives to transform their environments. Mariane Pearl is also a contributor to publications such as The New York Times, The Sunday Times, the Conde Nast traveler, Self Magazine and more. She has served as a jury in several events such as The Freedom of Expression award, The Gucci Tribecca Fund, the Internews Human Rights Award, the Women of the Year award and others. She is also a member of several Advisory Boards such as Reuter’s Trust Law Women and the Wevolve campaign launched by the World Bank this year, Women Moving Millions and more. A prolific public speaker, Mariane has delivered speeches and conferences worldwide and in venues ranging from Berkeley and Duke University to the prestigious Radio City Hall in New York City with more than 8000 educators in attendance.

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