Morra Aarons-Mele is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999. She is the founder of the digital cause marketing agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List.

 

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Company + Current Work

Women Online is a digital marketing agency focused on mobilizing your most powerful audience: women.  A small but mighty shop, the world's most powerful institutions and leaders turn to us when they need strategic and tactical advice to reach women consumers. If you're a brand or organization looking to reach women and inspire them to shift their attitudes, donate money, launch a new product, or help create social change, Women Online will create an innovative digital program to achieve your goals.

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Writing + Speaking

Morra was founding Political Director for BlogHer, and has written The Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, The Wall St. Journal, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She covers events from the White House to the campaign trail 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. See where she's at now.

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Picks Blog

I live in Massachusetts, which most of the time I'm very happy about. But right now, I wish I were a New Yorker. Why? On November 4, New Yorkers have the opportunity to vote in a political party devoted to affirming women's rights. Learn more (cross posted from Huffington Post)

Here's a test, in three YouTube-friendly steps. Watch these videos and consider how you feel about the state of women's rights in our country:
1) In the aftermath of the release of horrifying footage of football player Ray Rice beating his fiancee unconscious, we've seen the shockingly inappropriate response of the NFL and its commissioner unfold. Watch this video of longtime sports anchor Hannah Storm demand accountability from the NFL on behalf of her daughters, and on behalf of fans. Storm's daughter asked her of Rice, "Mom, why didn't he get fired"? And we have no good answer, in Rice's case and in too many other cases of domestic and sexual violence.
2) Watch this video of possible presidential contender Senator Rand Paul as he discusses his "Life at Conception Act," a so-called "personhood" bill, which would grant legal rights to zygotes at fertilization. Say goodbye to your IUD ladies.