MORRA AARONS-MELE, FOUNDER
Morra Aarons-Mele has worked with the world's leading companies and institutions on digital marketing campaigns since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, was the Director of Internet Marketing for the Democratic National Committee during the 2004 Presidential Election, founded Edelman’s digital public affairs team, and has worked in various roles at leading online companies including iVillage.com and eBookers.com. She founded Women Online and created the influencer network The Mission List in 2011.
In addition to her work in the digital marketing space, Morra is passionate about creating dialog about women in relation to politics, social change, leadership, work, and family life. She was founding Political Director for BlogHer.com, and has written for The Harvard Business Review Online, The Huffington Post, MomsRising, The Wall St. Journal, The New York Times, and The Guardian. 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 a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Kennedy School. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Nicco Mele, and their three kids. As the Founder of Women Online, Morra is the point of contact for onboarding new and returning clients, and she also offers her strategic counsel to client campaigns and public relations.
JENNIFER VENTO, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Jennifer Vento‘s experience blends digital strategy, marketing and production expertise, as well as a passion for research and analytics. Jennifer began her career in New York’s entertainment industry as head of technology and production for a music company and has consulted on media-related projects for organizations including PBS, the US Navy’s Maritime Civil Affairs Group, Gilda’s Club Worldwide, Public Agenda, and The Nation Magazine. In 2006, she co-founded a film production company and worked with clients including the United Nations Development Programme, The United Nations Environment Programme, UNAIDS, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Stanford University, and Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts. She has produced work appearing on ABC, PBS, CNN and TechCrunch. Prior to joining the Women Online team, Jennifer served as Chief Operating Officer of the award-winning organization, Personal Democracy Media, which produces the annual Personal Democracy Forum conference and techPresident (now Civicist.org) news site, dedicated to covering the intersection of technology, politics, and civil society.
Jennifer is a graduate of the George Washington University and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School. She lives in New York. As the Managing Director of Women Online, Jennifer handles client contracts, offers strategic counsel to client campaigns, and manages market research and campaign analysis.
CHRISTINE KOH, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Christine Koh’s spent a decade as a music and brain scientist before leaving academia for the Internet in 2006. She founded Boston Mamas in 2006, a stylish resource portal for families in Boston and beyond, created the design firm Posh Peacock in 2007, published Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less in 2013, and launched the Edit Your Life podcast in 2015. Christine has been featured in Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, National Public Radio, ABC News, Metro Boston, FOX 25 Boston, and other fine media outlets. She has been named to Babble.com’s Top 50 Mom Bloggers, Top 50 Twitter Moms, and Top 30 Parenting Listserv lists. Her design work has been featured in Cookie, Brides, Pregnancy & Newborn, Daily Candy, and more.
Christine holds degrees from Wheaton College (MA), Brandeis University, and Queen’s University. She lives in the Boston area with her husband Jonathan and daughters Laurel and Violet. As the Creative Director of Women Online, Christine blends her expertise in the blogging space with her passion for creative engagement and beautiful design across all strategic and aesthetic levels for client campaigns.
KAITLYN DOWLING, CONTENT DIRECTOR
As Women Online’s Content Director, Kaitlyn is responsible for creating effective, focused messaging that cuts through the noise. Her work informs and guides big picture strategic planning through short- and long-form content creation. She helps clients educate, inspire, and create social change through audience engagement both online and off.
Kaitlyn is passionate about building strong communities. She got her start in politics and has lended her organizing and communications expertise to local and national political campaigns and nonprofits. She has also focused academic research on Millennials’ civic behaviors and electoral politics. Kaitlyn lives in the Boston area with her chihuahua, Carla Sagan.
NATALIA TIRUMS, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
CAROLYN RILEY, DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS ASSOCIATE
Carolyn joined the team at Women Online in 2016, after graduating from The University of New Hampshire with a dual degree in Communication and Women’s Studies. In 2015 she helped incorporate and launch College for Social Innovation, a not-for-profit startup in Boston, MA which provides college students experiential learning opportunities in the social sector.
Carolyn’s academic research focuses on using digital strategy as a catalyst for change. Her piece “Networked Movements & Social Change: The Success of #BlackLivesMatter” was selected to appear in Comm-entary: UNH’s Undergraduate Research Journal, and received the “Award of Excellence” at UNH’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Upon graduating, Carolyn received the UNH Communication Department’s “Distinguished Service Award” for her position as President of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association Honor Society. In her free time, Carolyn travels throughout New England performing stand-up comedy.
THE INFLUENCER NETWORK
The Mission List is Women Online’s online database of online influencers who are passionate about using their voices in social media for social good and to spread the word about amazing initiatives and products.