Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an keynote speaker, author, broadcaster, engineer and award winning social advocate.
Yassmin founded Youth Without Borders, a youth led grass roots organisation at the age of 16. Driven by a love of Motorsport, she designed a race car and was Team Principal at 19, graduating Valedictorian with First Class honours from mechanical engineering. Yassmin then went on to work as one of the few female engineers on oil and gas rigs around Australia, but continued advocating for social justice.
Her internationally acclaimed TED talk, ‘What does my headscarf mean to you’ has over 1.8 million views. Yassmin is now an internationally renowned speaker on the topic of unconscious bias, having presented in over 20 countries across 5 continents. She also published her best selling debut memoir, Yassmin’s Story at the age of 24 and her writing has appeared in publications worldwide, including the Guardian, Teen Vogue and The Australian Financial Review.
We live in what feels like a hyper partisan and hyper politicised world. How do we navigate and lead through a time when people don’t seem to want to listen to each other? Yassmin shares a few lessons from her experience on oil rigs, running organisations and in the public eye.