We’re excited to announce we rescheduled our chat with Molly Fannon for Thursday, May 2, 2019! Molly previously led the Smithsonian’s Office of International Relations and Global Programs and now is working closely with the Smithsonian as a new partner with the UN Live Museum. Molly built and leads a team who will link changemakers, museums, and other institutions into a powerful global network, with cutting-edge digital strategies.

Please note that registration is free until April 30 — after that, a minimum $1 donation is requested to help our volunteer-based organization continue offering events to women in the DC area and across the globe. If cost is ever a barrier, please contact us at hellodc@changemakerchat.com.




May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Admission: Free


Smithsonian Institution
Ripley Auditorium in the S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr. SW
Washington, DC 20560


As the new CEO, Molly will work with the UN Live Museum is to inspire on-the-ground action and impact on the sustainable development agenda, and share the values of the United Nations with the world. Previously as the Smithsonian’s lead representative for all international programs, Molly’s portfolio spans the entire Institution, from biodiversity conservation, to climate change research, to cultural heritage preservation and recovery, to cultural tourism and education.

Molly also has a background in the private sector and worked on large-scale international economic development programs, funded by institutions such as USAID, the World Bank, the InterAmerican Bank, and the MCC. For Booz Allen Hamilton, she led global business development, helping the global consulting company break into new areas of work and new client bases in developing economies. For Chemonics International, Molly led business and program development for the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Molly’s academic work focused on the role of the cultural sector in economic development and nation building. In that vein, she served as a strategic advisor in Mozambique regarding cultural tourism development at Ilha de Mozambique, a UNESCO world heritage site. As a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, Molly worked with the municipal government to define cultural tourism and historic preservation strategies for Buenos Aires’ historic public cemeteries.

Molly is fluent in both spoken and written Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Most importantly, she is the mother of three young and happy daughters.


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