Mariella Frostrup

Journalist, Broadcaster, Campaigner, Author of Cracking The Menopause & Trustee of the Great Initiative

Mariella Frostrup is a talented journalist and broadcaster, who has forged a reputation as a campaigner for a range of different causes. Working with a number of media outlets, Mariella has continually defied attempts to pigeonhole her skills. Smashing through glass ceilings throughout her career, more recently Mariella has become well known for her outspoken advocacy on Menopause.

Beginning her career as a Public Relations Executive for Phonogram Records, Mariella has since forged a successful career as a journalist and broadcaster. She has avidly written as a travel writer for publications including The Observer, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday and Harper & Queen. She has also presented a number of radio shows, including Bringing Up Britain for BBC Radio 4, The Green Room for BBC Radio 2 and The Book Show on Sky Arts 1.

Throughout her career, Mariella has used her prominence and platform as a space for advocacy. A passionate philanthropist, she has helped various charities across the last two decades, including Oxfam, Save the Children, Comic Relief and The Children’s Society. One of the main focuses of her advocacy has been campaigning for the rights of women, fighting for gender equality and taking regular trips to disadvantaged countries to help women and children. She is the Co-Founder of the Gender Right and Equality Action Trust, the Somerset President of CPRE, a Trustee of The Great Initiative and Patron of Save the Children. Channelling her passion for women’s rights and empowerment, Mariella authored the book Cracking the Menopause: While Keeping Yourself Together. Recently, Mariella was witness to the signing of The Menopause Pledge – a pledge made by the House of Commons to support those experiencing the menopause.

Mariella uses her prominence to spread her advocacy for gender equality. Also the editor of Wild Women & Their Amazing Adventures Over Land, Sea and Air, Mariella knows what it takes to smash glass ceilings. Writing a weekly column for The Sunday Times Magazine and a monthly travel column for The Telegraph, Mariella is widely regarded as a prolific journalist. Having also sat as a judge on the panels of the Booker Prize, the Evening Standard Film Awards and the Orange Prize for Fiction, Mariella is also a seasoned awards host.