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Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Speaker
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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    • Founder and Chair of an organisation based in Australia, Youth Without Borders
    • 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year
    • Named Australia’s most influential Young Woman and engineer
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

United Kingdom

What being a public outrage taught me about fighting inequality | Yassmin Abdel-Magied | TEDxBoulder

What being a public outrage taught me about fighting inequality | Yassmin Abdel-Magied | TEDxBoulder

Yassmin Abdel-Magied Sizzle Reel

Yassmin Abdel-Magied Sizzle Reel

In it to beat unconscious bias | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

In it to beat unconscious bias | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied: What does my headscarf mean to you?

Yassmin Abdel-Magied: What does my headscarf mean to you?

Yassmin Abdel-Magied Speaker Biography


Yassmin Abdel-Magied is on a mission to promote diversity and empower young people throughout society, however and wherever she can. Born in Sudan, she moved to Australia when she was two years old, and trained as a mechanical engineer. She now spends her time both working as an engineer on oil and gas rigs and heading up Youth Without Borders, the organization she founded at sixteen to empower young people as leaders of positive change through collaborative community initiatives.  

The 2015 Young Australian of the Year (QLD), Yassmin Abdel-Magied advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.   

Yassmin Abdel-Magied was named one of Australia’s most influential engineers by Engineers Australia and in 2012 she was named Australia’s most influential Young Woman. In 2007, she was the Young Australian Muslim of the Year for her work in the community.  She also really likes motorsports, travelling to Formula 1 races as an internationally accredited journalist on her time off.  

To book Yassmin Abdel-Magied call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Beating Your Bias

We've all heard about the concept of 'unconscious bias', but what does it actually mean? In this engaging and informative talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied will use personal experience backed up by research to illustrate the impacts of bias on both our workplaces and community. She will also share what we can all do about it, so that we can create safer, fairer, and more productive workplaces for all.

You will learn to:
• identify your own biases, as well as the biases that inform your company and industry culture
• understand the impact of biases on those around you and your business performance
• challenge these biases and their impacts to both improve your workplaces and community
 
 

Valuing diversity and beating bias:    

  • Unconscious bias: what is it and how can we deal with it?      
  • Diversity: The importance of acknowledging diversity for social growth and innovation

Harnessing Diversity:    

  • Women in male dominated industries (challenges and benefits, etc)    
  • Faith and Culture as enablers for change and leadership

Leadership   

  • Age is never a barrier to getting involved!    
  • How to become a leader and achieve change 

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