Women Thought Leaders in Online Learning Education

March 21, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting inspiring women in online learning education. Reimagining how course creators teach and deliver course work, these women are pioneers questioning old ideologies and uncovering innovative solutions. 


Ana Lorena Fabrega

A former teacher turned edupreneur, Ana Lorena Fabrega, a.k.a. Ms. Fab, co-created Write of Passage Summer Camp with David Perell. With this virtual learning experience children from all over the world meet and work on passion projects. She also hosts several YouTube channels where she explores ideas in the alternative education space and discusses the future of education with a playful twist. 

Follow Ana Lorena Fabrega on YouTube: Fab Favorites

Follow Ana Lorena Fabrega on Twitter: @anafabrega11

Listen to Ana Lorena Fabrega’s interview on our podcast, Reshaping Education.

Mehak Vora

When Mehak dropped out of college in 2016, she wanted to break into marketing but lacked the knowledge, network, and experience to guide her. She has since created a new model for job training to close the gap.

Approaching job training differently, Mehak Vora is the CEO and founder of SkillBank (formerly OnDelta), an online program focused on training the next generation of marketers. In this 15-week part-time career accelerator, learners pay nothing upfront until they land their first marketing job paying $40,000 or more. Mehak believes that everyone should have access to education and opportunities to succeed.

Learn more about SkillBank’s origin story

Follow Mehak Vora on Twitter: @themehakvohra.  

Listen to Mehak’s interview on our podcast, Reshaping Education -- How To Create An Online Career Accelerator.  

Julia Saxena 

Julia Saxena is a copywriter and online course specialist who helps course creators hone their education-based marketing, scale their impact, and create transformational learning experiences. She’s also a former project manager with an MBA (graduated top 10%) and has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Having an affinity for learning, when she’s not launching her next cohort of Minimum Viable Video, you can find her mentoring inside other cohort-based courses and writing about productivity and copywriting on her blog

Follow Julia Saxena on Twitter: @julia_saxena

Shivani Berry

Passionate about elevating women by empowering them with skills and support, Shivani Berry is the founder and CEO of Ascend, a six-week online leadership accelerator program for women. She helps women create a personal brand, overcome imposter syndrome, influence stakeholders and gain the confidence to move into leadership roles. Shivani is passionate about women having equal opportunities to advance in their careers and achieve their dreams. 

Featured in Forbes and other notable publications, Shivani has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and before founding Ascend, she worked as a product leader at companies like PayPal. When she’s not leading the next Ascend cohort, you can find her building products that solve complex problems. 

Follow Shivani Berry on Twitter: @shivanisberry

Who are your favorite women in the online learning space? Leave us a comment and let us know! 

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Danielle Desir

Danielle Desir is an author and the host of The Thought Card, an affordable-travel and personal finance podcast. (danielledesir.com) Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard