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Molly Swenson

COO of RYOT Media


Molly joined RYOT when it was just 3 people in a living room. As COO, Molly oversees all operations across all departments and has produced RYOT Films from Kenya to the Arctic to Liberia, including the Oscar nominated film Body Team 12. Before RYOT, Molly designed, implemented and managed highly-leveraged philanthropic strategies for celebrities such as Ben Stiller, Shakira and Kobe Bryant. While working at The Obama White House, identifying candidates for political appointment, she made it to the Top 50 on Season 10 of American Idol. She has been featured in The New Yorker, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post and been a speaker at Nexus, SXSW and TEDxBerlin.