Maria Rodale is the CEO and chairman of Rodale Inc., a global voice for health and wellness with a mission to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them. Reaching more than 100 million people worldwide, Rodale publishes some of the best-known health and wellness magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Runner’s World, Women’s Health and Organic Gardening, which will re-launch as Rodale’s Organic Life this spring. The company is also one of the largest independent booksellers in the world, with a collection of best-selling titles that include An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore and The Honest Life by Jessica Alba.
Rodale is an activist and a businesswoman who has made promoting the benefits of an organic lifestyle both her personal mission and her business. In 2013, she created and launched Rodale’s, an online shopping destination that offers healthy solutions for a happy life. She also started Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen, a blog that offers a digital experience of the contemporary kitchen table: a place to exchange recipes, entertain visits from friends and discuss timely issues.
The author of several books, Rodale is perhaps best-known for her 2010 title, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe.