Molly Daniell

Associate Director, City Progress, What Works Cities


Molly Daniell is the Associate Director of City Progress for the What Works Cities initiative. Previously, she worked as a labor law researcher for Verité, a supply chain verification and labor standards auditing firm. In this role, she supported the shrimp and anchovy portfolios in Thailand and Malaysia exposing unknown instances of forced, coerced, or child labor conditions. Molly began her career at the National Priorities Project where she worked on communications, data analytics, and publications designed to demystify the federal budget process and increase transparency. She is also the co-founder of CleanTap, a social enterprise dedicated to the principles of human-centered design to provide portable, hands-free, and affordable hand washing infrastructure in Mumbai, India. Molly holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Smith College and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.