Author/host, Hiding in the Bathroom; Founder, Women Online/The Mission List
Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. 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 President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the United Nations, and many other leading figures and organizations.
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 will be published by Harper Collins in fall 2017.
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 Wall St Journal, 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. 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 has degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Brown University. She and husband Nicco Mele live in Boston with their three children.