Raya Bidshahri

Founder and CEO of the School of Humanity

Raya Bidshahri is a global thought-leader on the future of work and education. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the School of Humanity, a revolutionary online high school with a progressive model and skill-based curriculum.

"One of the world's leading experts in alternative models in education, the future of work and exponential innovation"

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  • Schools of The Future
  • Reinventing Global Education
  • Future of Work
  • Systems Thinking & Change
  • Moonshot Thinking & Innovation
  • Education Technology


She presents in English.

How she presents

Her knowledge of the education combined with her vision for the future makes Raya an ideal keynote speaker at any corporate event.

In Detail

Raya is also the CEO and co-founder of Awecademy, an award-winning organisation that offers future-focussed and wisdom-based education. She has been featured by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential and inspirational woman globally and is a member of the Bett Global Education Council. She is also the co-founder of various national and international initiatives, including The Dubai Science Festival, Intelligent Optimism and Café Scientifique Dubai. Before she graduated from Boston University with a degree in Neuroscience in 2017, Raya had created and led multiple excursions into the world of innovation in technology for learning, empowering women in work, artificial intelligence, and online platforms for learners.


In a world of accelerating change, our education systems are in desperate need of reform. Raya Bidshahri is that reform personified. It is her youthful, forward-thinking perspective that makes Raya so valuable to any discussion about the future of learning and education.



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