/// Morra Aarons-Mele, Founder of Women Online and The Mission List

April 21, 2013  |  NGE

Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of Women Online and 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 launched Wal-Mart’s first blog. She was founding Political Director for BlogHer.com, and has written for BlogHer as well as The Harvard Business Review Online,  The Huffington Post, MomsRising, The New York Times, 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. She 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. She was named one of Babble.com’s top 25 bloggers changing the world.

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, including iVillage.com, eBookers.com, and at iVillage UK, where she managed public relations and marketing. Morra has degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School and Brown University. She and husband Nicco Mele live near Boston with their sons and menagerie.

Morra serves on the Board of Overseers for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, the Board of PostPartum Progress and on the March of Dimes MA Revenue Committee. She is a student mentor for the Brown University Women’s Launch Pad and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. She is a work-life advocate who proudly manages a virtual business and many flexible schedules. Morra tweets at @morraam.

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