In a world of accelerating change, our education systems are in desperate need of reform.
Raya Bidshahri works with governments, investors, EdTech companies, and education providers to ideate and execute revolutionary education models for the 21st-century world.
Featured by the BBC as one of the most influential and inspiring women globally, she is a global thought-leader on the future of work and education.
Raya Bidshahri is a serial education entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and award-winning educator.
Raya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the School of Humanity, a breakthrough online high school reinventing education. School of Humanity reimagines how and what we learn in order to equip the next generation to create an exciting future for themselves and for humanity.
Raya is also the Founder of Awecademy, an award-winning organization offering future-focussed & wisdom-based education. She has served on the founding teams of multiple organizations including SciFest Dubai, and SheWorks.
Raya serves as an advisory board member to multiple EdTech companies and is a member of the Bett Future Education Council.
Awards & Recognitions
Top 100 Most Influential Women
BBC 100 Women
Raya has been named in BBC’s list of 100 most influential and inspiring women from around – alongside Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, American Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, and other trailblazing women.
Main Award Winner
Raya was the main award winner for the Next Generation Foresight Practioner’s Award, organized by the School of International Futures and supported by the Omidyar network. The awards recognize those whose leadership efforts shape the future and improve lives.
Bett MEA Awards
Raya has been a finalist in three different categories at the 2019 Bett MEA awards: Innovation, Collaboration, and Leadership.
Bett MEA is the region’s leading education technology leadership summit.
Raya has spoken at more than 40 conferences in 10 countries.
She has spoken at EduTech Asia, G20/Y20 Summit, Global Education Forum, UNESCO Expo-Sciences, GESS Leaders, HR Tech Summit and much more.
She has been sharing her expertise as a keynote speaker for over a decade – since the age of 16 – and brings a much-needed youth perspective to discussions about the future of education.
Areas of Expertise
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