Raya Bidshahri is a serial entrepreneur & influencer. She is passionate about transforming global education and inspiring future generations to take a cosmic perspective. Raya is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Awecademy, an online educational platform that offers global learners the opportunity to learn, connect and solve humanity’s grand challenges. Awecademy serves to empower a new generation of life-long learners and active doers. The goal is to nurture innovators and critical thinkers who can see the big picture, take a cosmic perspective, and have a positive impact in the world.
Raya is a founding member at SciFest Dubai, which serves to celebrate the science through the arts and has had a total of over 300+ events and 40,000+ audience members and participants. She is also the Co-founder of Intelligent Optimism, a global movement with 500,000+ followers that aims to serves to inspire a better future for humanity through science, technology and rationality.