Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of digital cause marketing agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List. She is the author of Hiding in the Bathroom: A Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home), published by HarperCollins in 2017. Morra is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999, especially in the political arena. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, was founding Political Director for BlogHer.com, and has written for BlogHer as well as The Harvard Business Review, The Wall St Journal, O The Oprah Magazine, MomsRising, 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.
Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned writer, editor, designer, and strategic consultant. She spent a decade in academia – during which time she was awarded prestigious fellowships from the National Institutes of Health to fund her Ph.D. research at Queen’s University and joint-appointment postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. She was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more flexible and creative ventures. Christine is the founder and editor of Boston Mamas, a stylish resource portal for families in Boston and beyond, and created the graphic design firm Posh Peacock. Christine also is senior digital strategist at Women Online, a freelance writer and editor, and pens a personal blog – Pop Discourse – where she gives voice to her fascination with pop culture, the intellectually interesting or absurd, Boston life, and parenthood.
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. She tweets about it all at @bostonmamas.
Jennifer Vento's experience blends digital strategy and production expertise. A professional native of New York's Silicon Alley, she has spent the majority of her career building businesses and advising organizations on how best to reach their goals in the ever-changing digital climate. Since 2010, Jennifer has acted as Chief Operating Officer of the award-winning organization, Personal Democracy Media, which produces the annual Personal Democracy Forum conference and techPresident news site, dedicated to covering the intersection of technology, politics, and civil society.
As a freelance consultant, prior to her work with Women Online and Personal Democracy Media, Jennifer played a key role in new 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, Framework Media LLC, 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, and CNN.
Jennifer began her career in New York's entertainment industry, most recently as head of technology and production for a music company. She holds a BBA from the George Washington University and an MA in International Affairs from The New School.