Mariane Pearl

Journalist & Author

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. 

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.

Mariane recently was the recipient of the Indian Express Excellence in Journalism Award and the Anne Frank Award in January 2015. She also received the National Headliners Award for Magazine Writing, the Time Warner Woman Award, the Woman of the Year Award, The White House Project Award, the AWRT (American Women in Radio and Television) Award, the Internews Award for Excellence in International Reporting, the Vital Voices Award, E l Mundo editorial award in Spain, the Prix “Vérité” in France for excellence in non fiction writing.

She is currently working on her third book, “Weapon of the Weak”, a family memoir set between Paris, New York City and Havana.

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