Marianne Ferber was a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois where she taught for 38 years. Her distinguishable contributions to the feminist economic theory specifically in co-editing the famous anthology Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics, amongst many other books and articles, commenced her to become a leading woman and academic in her field. She was a founding member of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) and served as its president from 1995-96. She was also head of the Women’s Studies department for two nonconsecutive terms. Ferber was very passionate about advocating for the rights of women in the labor force as this also affected her work life before she was a full professor at the U of I.