The Gift of Exile | Niloofar Razi Howe | TEDxFoggyBottom

The hardships we seek to protect our children from are often the gifts that enable them to thrive as adults. As a young girl, Niloofar Razi Howe’s stable childhood world vanished when she was driven out of her country by the Iranian Revolution. On the TEDxFoggyBottom stage, she describes the challenges no 10 year old should have to live through and how those challenges inform her view that the world should be questioned, and that when risk and terror are faced head on, they can become truly empowering.

Niloofar Razi Howe has been Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President at RSA since November 2015. Ms. Howe leads the overall RSA corporate strategy, corporate development, and planning. She also serves as an Operating Partner at Paladin Capital Group. She has more than 25 years of experience working and investing in the technology industry, with a particular focus on the security industry over the past decade.
Previously she served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Endgame, Inc., Managing Director and led the investment teams at Paladin Capital Group, an entrepreneur and operator at Principal at Zone Ventures, a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and as a lawyer with O’Melveny & Myers.

Her non-profit work includes serving on the Board of Sibley Memorial Hospital, Vice Chair of Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, as well as on the board of IREX. Previously, she served on the Board and as Board Chair of Global Rights.

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