Lauren Razavi is Special Projects Director at SafetyWing, a Y Combinator alumni and all-remote technology company, where she works across media, strategy, and real estate. She is also Executive Director of Plumia, the moonshot mission to build an internet country for digital nomads – a project that was recently featured in TIME Magazine.
Lauren was an early adopter of remote work and has lived as a digital nomad since 2013. Today, she is a globally-renowned expert on the future of work and global mobility, having spoken at the United Nations on knowledge work and global talent and consulted for major companies including Amazon, Emirates, Randstad, and Royal Bank of Canada.
A 2021 Tech Policy Fellow at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Lauren initiated a policy project advising governments on remote work, digital nomads and the future of citizenship. She regularly provides expert commentary to global media brands like Le Monde, NPR, BBC News, Sifted, Tatler, and Condé Nast Traveller.
Formerly Google’s managing editor for the future of work, Lauren was an in-demand ghostwriter for senior tech executives and built and led remote teams of top creative talent from around the world. In 2021, she was named one of the world’s most influential voices in remote work by Remote.com’s Influencer Report.
Lauren’s first book, Global Natives: The New Frontiers of Work, Travel, and Innovation (Holloway 2022), looks at the past, present and future of digital nomads and the work from anywhere movement. Her writing on business, politics, technology, and innovation appears in titles such as Wired, The Guardian, VICE, and The Atlantic. She tweets @LaurenRazavi.
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–Sophie Op den Kamp, Managing Director at TNW Spaces
“Not only is Lauren’s breadth and depth of understanding around the rapidly shifting world of work razor sharp, but she brings a rare wisdom and gravitas to a discussion. I very much look forward to working with Lauren again.”
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