Speaking

Lauren Razavi is executive director at an all-remote tech company and one of the digital nomad movement's leading voices. She offers talks on the future of work, travel, and innovation.


To book Lauren for a talk, please email alma@thenextspeaker.com.

Lauren Razavi is Director of Special Projects 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 an internationally-renowned expert on the future of work and global mobility, having spoken at the United Nations 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 2020 and 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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Testimonials

"Thank you SO MUCH for your presentation and sharing your time and expertise with our group. It was great to have you! Even in the face of tough questions, you responded expertly. Looking forward to keeping tabs on your work going forward." Amanda McPherson, Programme Manager at United Nations IOM

“Lauren is a relaxed and organised professional. She's well prepared for anything, whether it be a more informal chat or structured lecture. She's very broadly educated and experienced, which makes her an inspiring and highly articulate speaker and partner.” Sophie Op den Kamp, Managing Director at The Next Web

“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." Peter Barden, Partnerships Lead at Forward Democracy

To book Lauren for a talk, please email alma@thenextspeaker.com.