Internews Media Leadership Awards, 2008Pearl, an international journalist, was honored for her dedication to international reporting and commitment to spreading a global message of hope. Pearl has reported and produced documentaries on culture, science, immigration, and politics. She authored the 2007 book, In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl, about the everyday heroes she met writing her column for Glamour magazine.
2008 AWRT International Outreach Award“Mariane Pearl had the courage to turn tragedy into a purpose-driven mission that will inspire many generations to come,” said AWRT President Maria Efantis Brennan, CAE. “It’s our honor to recognize her with the AWRT International Outreach Award.”
2008 White House Project EPIC AwardThe EPIC Awards celebrate the voice and vision of innovators whose lives have shown other women what is possible—as well as those who use media and culture to help women see on-screen what they can’t see very often in the world: women leading at every level.
2007 Glamour Woman of the Year AwardIn the years since journalist Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered by terrorists, his widow, Mariane, has taken his message—of optimism in the face of horror, of brotherhood with all people—to an ever-widening audience. It is a mission that began in 2003 with her memoir, A Mighty Heart. In 2006 she launched her Global Diary column in Glamour, for which she’s profiling heroic women who bring inspiration to the world.
2007 Fern Holland Award - Vital VoicesMariane’s refusal to be terrorized by Danny’s killers sent a powerful message to the world about the importance of resisting fear and despair, even in the face of terrible violence and division. Her strength and compassion moved us; her grace and courage gave us hope. Today, she is one of our most powerful voices for peace and reconciliation. Fern Leona Holland (August 5, 1970 - March 9, 2004) was an American lawyer who was killed in the Iraq conflict that began in 2003. Holland died on March 9, 2004 while working for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq.
2007 National Headliners Award for Excellence in Print JournalismReceived with Abigail Pesta and Cynthia Leive for her Glamour article,
“The Sex Slave Tragedy; The Women Who Dare Defy a Dictator; She Stands Up to the Toughest Criminals”