Founder, Women Online
Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of digital cause marketing agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List. She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, and has launched online campaigns for the world’s leading organizations. Morra’s Internet experience spans politics and the private sector. During the 2004 Presidential Election, Morra was the Director of Internet Marketing for the Democratic National Committee. After the 2004 election she founded Edelman’s digital public affairs team where she worked with Fortune 50 clients. Morra worked in various roles at leading online companies in New York and London, including iVillage.com, eBookers.com, and at iVillage UK, where she managed public relations and marketing.
She was founding Political Director for BlogHer.com, and has written for BlogHer as well as The Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, MomsRising, The New York Times, The Wall St Journal, and The Guardian. She has covered events from the White House to the campaign trail to Harvard Law School in her role as a blogger on women, politics, and work. Morra has taught at the Yale Women’s Campaign School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and at the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders forum at Harvard, as well as at the Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Communication. Morra is the author of “Women and Leadership in the Digital Age,” part of the Sage Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership. Her work on blogging and entrepreneurism was published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero.
Morra has degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Brown University. She and husband Nicco Mele live in Los Angeles with their three children.