Evolution isn’t just the process of change.
It’s changing for the better.
Molly Watson brings together a refreshing blend of c-level industry expertise and deep experience in leading organizational and cultural transformation with a demonstrated ability to grow all facets of a business profitably and responsibly.
Leading the helm of Evolution Engine, Molly’s passion is bringing robust c-level insight to solve complex business challenges. She offers a remarkable combination of diverse skill sets and ingenuity necessary to effectively drive overall growth in today’s business environment. Recent client work includes The Wharton School, Assemble Digital Studio, and American Public Education, Inc.
Prior to Evolution Engine, Molly was the Chief Operating Officer at Tierney Communications — Philadelphia’s largest advertising and PR firm and part of the Interpublic Group of Companies. During her eight years as COO, Molly led the firm to its highest revenue and margin attainment, while building a nationally recognized culture as an Advertising Age Best Place to Work two years in a row. Molly launched her career in New York and spent nearly a decade at Y&RNY working on multiple Blue-Chip brands, including AT&T, Kraft, and Advil. She rose to Vice President there before the age of 30, leading teams, driving strategy, and executing multi-channel advertising campaigns in excess of $100 million.
As an indication of her professional prowess, Molly has been recognized as an Adweek/She Runs It 2017 Working Mother of the Year, the 2017 Mission in Action award recipient from the Philadelphia Women’s Resource Center, one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction, and the recipient of the Young & Rubicam Media Excellence award.
Giving back is a critical component to Molly’s personal and professional evolution; from helping several non-profits tackle their own growth strategies to serving on a robust roster of boards, such as The People’s Emergency Center and the Marketing and Communications Executive Committee of the United Way of SE Pennsylvania. She currently sits on the Indiana University Media School Dean’s Advisory Board, Fred’s Footsteps Board of Directors, serves as Co-Chair of the She Runs It NY Working Mother Awards Luncheon, and is Chairman of the Delaware Valley Friends School Board of Trustees.
Molly’s most rewarding role is mom to five children, including three of her own and two stepsons. Having two children with special needs, she works tirelessly to be their biggest advocate. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Tiffany & Co. Women of the Moment award for her work in advocating for children with severe neurological disorders. She continues to challenge herself—and her stamina—by participating in various events, including several TD Bank 5-Borough 40-mile bike rides, the Tough Mudder, the MS City-to-Shore 75-mile Bike ride, and the She Rox Triathlon.
Molly fuels her spirit by doing yoga, traveling, reading, and taking the occasional fishing trip in the mountains of New Mexico. And in her rare downtime, she’s managed to begin work on her memoir, “Extra Ordinary.”