Said Abdikarim is a social entrepreneur, innovative leader and advocate. He is a sought-after speaker and subject matter expert in leadership, technology, people, business development and public policy. Said loves inspiring and helping people reach their full potential.
Said's remarkable life story began 27 years ago when his family resettled in the US as refugees. His family fled the civil war in Somalia to the world's biggest refugee camp in Kenya. After four years of living at Dadaab refugee camp, his family received refugee status to live in the US. Being the eldest, at 13 years old, he washed cars, cut grass, and sold newspapers to support his family.
Said not only worked hard to support his family but to improve himself. With limited English, he studied very hard to learn the English language. He is featured in the Boston Globe, The Republic and other major news articles.