Natosha Reid Rice
Natosha Reid Rice currently serves as the Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance at Habitat for Humanity International where she initiates and manages financing programs and strategies to generate sources of capital that enable Habitat affiliates to provide decent, affordable housing to families throughout the country. In addition to her work at Habitat, Natosha also serves as an Associate Pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to joining Habitat, Natosha practiced law in the commercial real estate practices of Alston & Bird, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York City. While at these firms, she specialized in commercial real estate development transactions, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.
Natosha is passionate about providing a voice to the voiceless and opportunities to communities that have been historically disadvantaged. She is a past Board Chair for Georgia Women for a Change and currently serves on the boards of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Foodbank and Invest Atlanta’s Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. She has been actively involved in efforts to pass legislation and policies to protect victims of human sex trafficking in Georgia and provide for a fair workplace for women. Her work alongside other activists and advocacy organizations, led to the passage of the Safe Harbor/Rachel’s Law in 2015 and a state Constitutional Amendment in 2017 that outlines the operation of the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund and Commission.
In addition, she is a frequent keynote speaker and facilitator for community/civic organizations, churches, colleges and corporate groups on topics such as the intersection of faith and justice, the impact of privilege, race and gender justice, leadership development and community empowerment. She is also the founder of Fresh Rain for Life Ministries, a non-denominational ministry that provides a sanctuary for women in the midst of life through worship services, retreats, bible studies, workshops and mission outreach.
Natosha has received recognition and several awards for her work and leadership including the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, the Circle of Friends Pearl Award and the Church Women United (Atlanta Unit) Outstanding Young Woman. Natosha was also a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014. Natosha was recently chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellows Program with 35 other women from 14 nations.
Natosha received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Government with honors from Harvard/Radcliffe College where she was a Harvard/Radcliffe Class Marshall and awarded the Captain Jonathan Fay Prize (Radcliffe’s Highest Honor) and the E.P. Saltonstall Prize. Natosha lives in metro Atlanta with her husband Corey Rice and their children, Kayla, Malachi and Caleb.