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.



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 was honored to be interviewed for the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni magazine about my (gasp!) almost 18 years of work in online community... and it's really true. The platforms change, but the desire to connect is what keeps online community innovation moving forward.

"Morra Aarons-Mele can remember a time of online message
boards. Of course, that was only the late 90s, but from our vantage point
of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram instantly reached from a
smartphone, it does seem, if not prehistoric, at least antique.
But the more things change, Aarons-Mele says, the more they remain
the same. And so what she learned by being present at the creation of
online communities still holds today. “The principles of people wanting
to connect are going to remain the same,” she says."