Dr Rasha Saïd
Founder of Becoming Me & Deputy Chair of the Saïd Foundation
Dr Rasha Saïd, Founder Becoming Me & Deputy chair of the Saïd Foundation
Dr Rasha Saïd is Founder of the social enterprise Becoming Me and Deputy Chair of the Saïd Foundation. Rasha’s innate desire for knowledge took her to Brown University where she studied Psychiatry and Cognitive Science.
Further education followed at both Oxford University and Cambridge University before Rasha started her career at Condé Nast Publications and went on to work at Christie’s. Through her humanitarian work with with Save The Children, the International Rescue Committee, and UNHCR she witnessing the worsening state of education during Covid, and recognized the urgency to help empower young people to pursue their dreams. By setting up a platform that brings students into contact with influential luminaries, ‘Becoming Me’ was born. Rasha’s passion for innovation and nurturing new talent and business continues through her role as a member of the UKBAA, and being an active member of the advisory board of Innovation RCA and the development and strategy board of the Zoological Society London.
Rasha also sits on the board of the Oxford Business School as well as the Oxford Global Leadership Council, The Oxford Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, HelloGenius and is a Founding Ambassador on the Prince's Trust #WomenSupportingWomen Council. Outside of the world of Becoming Me, Rasha is a devoted mother and an adventurous traveller who one day hopes to conquer Kilimanjaro and to walk The Great Wall of China. Rasha is dedicated to a number of charities and sits on the board of her family’s charity, ‘The Saïd Foundation’.
Rasha was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton in 2021 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to business innovation.