Martha Laboissiere is a partner in our Education Practice. She serves clients in higher education, workforce training and workforce development.
Martha works extensively with higher education clients, advising institutions and systems on strategy, growth, technology, research, operational improvement, and organization transformation.
She also leads efforts to transform workforce systems supporting public and private entities with mapping supply and demand of labor and designing strategies to close the gap.
Martha brings experience in launching new businesses in the workforce training space, including Generation USA—a not-for-profit recruiting, training, and employment program for young adults and displaced workers.
Examples of Martha’s recent work include the following:
- supporting a public university to identify and capture revenue opportunities and cost efficiencies , through improvements on enrollment, financial aid management, student persistence and retention, research, administrative functions, auxiliary revenues and new learning formats
- mapping the education capacity gap for a US state higher education system, bringing together leadership from community colleges, state universities, flagship systems, private providers, and representatives from the K-12 system to collaborate in developing a holistic state view of the higher education system
- working with a large public university system to develop a framework to diversify research funding and develop operational excellence
- supporting the development of a strategy to grow the educational offering for allied health workers in a US state, including a detailed diagnostic and the development of a detailed business model that was successfully launched and is operational
- developing a plan to address a shortage of workers in a US state, engaging with stakeholders throughout the workforce ecosystem to jointly diagnose issues, identify initiatives to close gaps, and develop an actionable plan to transform the state’s workforce system.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Martha was a faculty member and researcher.