About Molly

Molly Tierney is a Managing Director and 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, Molly 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. During that time she did a TED Talk focused on foster care. 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.



Authored blogs

Read Molly’s latest thinking on the most pressing issues facing child welfare.

Who’s leading the way in race equity?

Molly discusses her observation regarding race equity during the 2021 ISM Annual Conference.

Why leadership stability is vital in child welfare

Leadership stability is vital in child welfare for a safe and stable environment. Molly explains.

More data sharing, better outcomes

Molly explores how child welfare systems are capable of safeguarding privacy and supporting greater data sharing.

Authored content

Susan Gale Perry, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, discusses their reorg around health equity and whole-person health.

Kara Wente, State of Ohio explains their collaborative model for a state-supervised, county-administered child welfare system.

Discover the power of practice in helping reduce disproportionality in child welfare.

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Big questions for child welfare

Racial bias and caseworker training

The Biden agenda

Child welfare: How do we get upstream?

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Training the caseworker of the future

Taking on racial bias in child welfare

Taking on racial bias in child welfare

Reform is the destination. Tech is the road.

Healers in the system

Healers in the system

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