Manhattan, New York
|Education||Chapin School 
Juilliard School (piano) 
|Alma mater||Yale University (English literature) |
|Relatives||Ariel Bybee McBaine (mother)
John Francis Neylan (great-grandfather)
Neylan McBaine (born 1977) is an American writer, especially on topics related to women in Mormonism. She is a blogger and columnist at Patheos.com and PowerofMoms.com, and has been published in Newsweek, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Segullah, Meridian Magazine and BustedHalo.com. The author of How to Be a Twenty-First Century Pioneer Woman (2008) and Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact (2014), and she is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Mormon Women Project. McBaine also works professionally as a marketing and branding specialist.
McBaine was born and raised in New York City, where she graduated from the Chapin School and studied piano at the Juilliard School. She then graduated from Yale University in English literature.
As a newlywed after Yale, she decided against a doctoral program at Columbia University and instead moved to San Francisco, California and began working in public relations and marketing. Her husband's graduate studies then took them to Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 they settled in Salt Lake City, and McBaine became creative director at Bonneville Communications where she worked on the "I'm a Mormon" advertising project.
McBaine self-published her first book in 2009, How to be a Twenty-First Century Pioneer Woman. In 2014, Greg Kofford Books published her book Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact, which addressed tensions regarding the role of women in Mormon culture, and proposes possible solutions.
In 2010 McBaine founded the Mormon Women Project, a 501c3 nonprofit that collects and publishes interviews of Mormon women from various countries around the world. As a Mormon feminist, McBaine also advocated for LDS women to lead the church's refugee-assistance efforts. McBaine also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Brain Chase Productions, maker of an online learning program for grade school students.
- McBaine, Neylan (2009). How to be a Twenty-First Century Pioneer Woman. Lexington, Kentucky: lulu.com. ISBN 978-0-557-05647-7.
- —— (2013). Sisters Abroad: Interviews from the Mormon Women Project. Englewood, Colorado: Patheos Press. ISBN 9781939221179.
- —— (2014). Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books. ISBN 1589586883.
- McBaine, Neylan (Winter 2007). "Seeds of Faith in City Soil: Growing Up Mormon in New York City". Dialogue. 40 (4): 163–77.
- —— (Spring 2008). "Just Mom, Dad, and Me". Segullah. 4 (1).
- —— (Winter 2008). "A Spiritual Awakening Amid a Hippie Faith: [Review of On the Road to Heaven]". Dialogue. 41 (4): 195–98.
- —— (Fall 2012). "To Do the Business of the Church: A Cooperative Paradigm for Examining Gendered Participation Within Church Organizational Structure". Dialogue. 45 (3): 70–97. Originally presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference. Later published in Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 257–62.
- —— (2015). "Finding the Waters of Mormon". In Jensen, Emily W.; McKay-Lamb, Tracy. A Book of Mormons: Latter-day Saints on a Modern-Day Zion. White Cloud Press. pp. 64–68. ISBN 978-1-935952-90-9.
- —— (2016). "Filling the Page: Women's Choices in the Context of Gospel Boundaries". In Holbrook, Kate; Bowman, Matthew. Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. University of Utah Press. ISBN 978-1-60781-477-1.
- McBaine, Neylan (2016). "Latter-day Saint Women in the Twenty-First Century". In Hales, Laura Harris. A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine and Church History. Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Deseret Book. ISBN 978-1-9443-9401-1.
- ——; Cassler, V.H. (Summer 2016). "What's in a Name? SquareTwo Poll Survey Results on the Naming of Women's Positions and Organizations in the LDS Church". SquareTwo. 9 (2).
- "Class of 1995". Alumnae Class Representatives. The Chapin School. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- McBaine, Neylan (Winter 2007). "Seeds of Faith in City Soil: Growing Up Mormon in New York City". Dialogue. 40 (4): 163–77. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- "Career Day with Neylan McBaine". Aspiring Mormon Women. August 25, 2014. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- Capital IQ. "Neylan McBaine: Executive Profile & Biography". BusinessWeek. Bloomberg. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- Laura Craner (January 26, 2012). "Emboldening Women (Through Identity): an interview with Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project". A Motley Vision. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
- Brooks, Joanna; Steenblik, Rachel Hunt; Wheelwright, Hannah, eds. (2016). "Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings". Oxford University Press: ix. ISBN 978-0-19-024803-1.
- McBaine, Neylan (February 9, 2010). "The Mormon Women Project". Whitney Johnson. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- McBaine, Neylan. "About Neylan". NeylanMcBaine.com. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
- Stack, Peggy Fletcher (September 28, 2010). "Mormon feminism: It's back". Salt Lake Tribune.
- McBaine, Neylan (Spring 2008). "Just Mom, Dad, and Me". Segullah. 4.1. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- Holly Welker (May 25, 2011). "Should the Mormon Church Compare Itself to Wal-Mart?". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- Cris (October 7, 2014). "November 7, 2014 — Neylan McBaine". Miller Eccles Study Group Texas. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- Peggy Fletcher Stack (March 29, 2016). "Mormon feminist rejoices at call for LDS women to lead refugee effort". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- Neylan McBaine (August 2, 2012). "To Do the Business of the Church: A Cooperative Paradigm for Examining Gendered Participation Within Church Organizational Structure". FairMormon. Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR). Retrieved 2015-03-05.