Wan-Lae is a partner in McKinsey’s Washington, D.C. office where she works on issues related to economic development and workforce development. She serves organizations across the public, private, and social sectors, including education institutions and companies, state and local government entities, nonprofits, and coalitions and has expertise in workforce development, education, education to employment issues, and economic development. Her focus is on designing and implementing strategies and initiatives that will help improve educational and employment outcomes.
Examples of Wan-Lae's recent client work include the following:
- Working with State Department of Labor to modernize and digitize its reemployment services to better serve citizens
- supporting a foundation to refine and scale a high school youth apprenticeship model in a major city, in partnership with large employers
- partnering with a large economic development agency of a US state to design and launch a suite of programs to help drive post-COVID economic recovery
- supporting the design of an employer-funded nonprofit to mitigate the pandemic’s economic impact on a state by helping citizens access training and find employment
- developing a global strategy for a leading global education services provider
- developing and launching a large public university’s strategy and portfolio of initiatives focused on preparing students for the Future of Work
Before re-joining McKinsey in 2017, Wan-Lae spent two years at a foundation designing and launching a set of tech-enabled efforts that would support adult learners and workers.