Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact 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 world leaders and organizations including the United Nations, Malala Fund, Hillary Clinton for President, President Obama, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 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 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.
Morra is also the host of the popular podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, found on PodcastOne and part of the Forbes Network. Her forthcoming book Hiding in the Bathroom will be published by Harper Collins in fall 2017.
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, and holds a certificate in Government from the London School of Economics. She and Nicco Mele live in Boston with their three children.