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Morra Aarons-Mele      

Founder of Women Online & Author of "Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introverts Roadmap to Getting Out There When You'd Rather Stay Home"

Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, an influencer database. She is an expert in online communications who has been working with women online since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, and has launched digital campaigns for President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the United Nations, and many other leading figures and organizations. She helps clients create strategic communications campaigns that mobilize women.

An extremely anxious introvert herself, Aarons-Mele hosts top rated "The Anxious Achiever" podcast for HBR Presents from Harvard Business Review. She's passionate about helping people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their leadership. Until 2018, Aarons-Mele was host of the popular podcast "Hiding in the Bathroom." Her book "Hiding in the Bathroom: How to Get Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home)" is an Amazon bestseller and is available in five languages.

Aarons-Mele’s Internet experience spans politics and the private sector. During the 2004 Presidential Election, she 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. Aarons-Mele 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 has written for The Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, O The Oprah Magazine, The Wall St Journal, Forbes, and The Guardian. She has covered the campaign trail, the White House, the lactation room, and the office cubicle in her role as a blogger on women, politics, and work.

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