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Laura Roberts

Head of Programs, Workforce

Laura joins FSG with a background in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on improving access to jobs and economic opportunity for those most in need, both in the United States and globally. As the Head of Programs, Workforce, Laura is responsible for driving a firm-wide strategy for engaging with the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors to advance the adoption of more inclusive employment practices in the United States. Laura does this by integrating with FSG’s consulting, Shared Value Initiative, and Talent Rewire teams, ensuring they are aligned in driving toward a shared set of impact outcomes. Laura’s work also includes designing and facilitating convenings, creating field-facing tools and resources, and authoring other relevant public content related to shared value and workforce.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Laura worked as a program officer for the Rockefeller Foundation, playing a key role on their Inclusive Economies and U.S. Jobs & Economic Opportunity teams. Previously, she worked as a program manager at Girl Rising, a global organization that utilizes media and storytelling to change norms and behaviors around girls’ education. Laura has also spent time consulting with a variety of organizations, including: a Rwandan foundation dedicated to serving young genocide survivors; a homelessness organization in London piloting collaborative efforts in resource-sharing across the city; and a number of political campaigns in New York Citymany featuring first-time women and minority candidates for local public office.

Education

  • New York University, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, MPA
  • New York University, BA, Political Science

On working at FSG

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to advance work in critical areas like inclusive employment through my work at FSG. The people, passion, and commitment to impact make this a perfect place to tackle some of the hardest, most complicated issues of our time.”