Nara Babakhanyan has over a decade of experience in workforce and economic development, strategy, planning, and operations. She has led high-impact programs across private, public, and social sectors supporting and driving talent for the future of work. She has advanced policy and industry-relevant research, and consulted businesses and clients on sector-based initiatives which include workforce and leadership development, pre-apprenticeship program models, business attraction and retention, public-private partnerships, capacity building, training, and social services. Nara is deeply committed to advancing social, education, and economic equity, and is passionate about talent mobility, women’s leadership and empowerment. She currently serves the City and County of San Francisco in people development and enablement functions.