About Molly

Molly Tierney is the Child Welfare Industry Lead in Accenture’s North America Public Sector Practice, where she leverages her 25+ years of expertise to enable states and cities to improve outcomes for vulnerable citizens. Prior to joining Accenture, she spent 10 years as the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services where she managed the City’s child welfare and public assistance programs. At Accenture she is the lead for the Accenture Virtual Experience Solution AVEnueS, the firm’s groundbreaking immersive learning technique designed to increase the pace with which front line staff become masterful at their work.

Prior to joining Accenture, Molly spent almost 10 years as the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services where she managed the City’s child welfare and public assistance programs. During that time she did a Ted Talk in 2014 focused on foster care.

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Child welfare leaders should lean into facts, not fear as they plan for skyrocketing caseloads.

Three ways to make the most of child welfare resources – even without new funding or programs.

How can we reduce the number of kids in foster care without putting them at risk?

Child welfare can and should make virtual interactions with clients a standard of practice.

Three lessons from the front lines of true innovation. Is your foot ready to pivot?

Government focus on process and PR – why it’s time to double down on outcomes.

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