Molly Fannon Molly Fannon

international executive, cultural and financial strategist, public speaker

Molly is an international sustainable development executive seasoned in leading organizations to embrace on-the-ground social impact, true to their unique mission and purpose. She is currently CEO of the Museum for the United Nations – UN Live, where she has shaped a startup idea into an organization operating around the world. UN Live’s mission is to drive massive grassroots action in support of a more just and secure world and to nurture a renewed sense of empathy, globally, in so doing. Previously, Molly was the first Director of International Relations and Global Programs at the Smithsonian Institution, where she transformed international strategy and engagement for the world’s largest museum, education, and scientific research complex, across 150 countries. Prior to stepping into the museum and cultural sector, Molly’s professional background included leadership positions in sustainable development and human rights, where she worked in nearly 50 countries, primarily in the Global South. She therefore has a strong sense of how to work with highly diverse perspectives, cultures, and issues. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a TechnoServe Fellow in Mozambique. Molly is known for her intellectual curiosity, her strong communication skills, and her ability to foster new and unexpected partnerships amongst organizations. She is most proud of her track record in building entrepreneurial, respectful, and joyful workplaces, and in mentoring others.

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