YASSMIN ABDEL-MAGIED uses narrative to create understanding for a fairer, more equitable future.
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.
Yassmin was the presenter for the national current affairs show, 'Australia Wide', the host for the ground breaking documentary 'The Truth About Racism', and co-hosted the podcast, 'Motor Mouth', on becoming a Formula 1 driver.
Yassmin has served on numerous boards and councils, and is an internationally sought after advisor on issues facing women, youth, and those from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds. Having recently founded Mumtaza, Yassmin is on a mission to make diversity the norm, through empowerment, empathy and stories.