WRITER, BROADCASTER, & SOCIAL ADVOCATE
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate with a background in mechanical engineering.
One of the 2020 LinkedIn Changemakers, Yassmin is a globally sought-after advisor on issues of social justice, focused on race, gender and faith. She has travelled to 24 countries delivering keynotes on inclusive leadership, tackling unconscious bias and achieving substantive change. Yassmin’s internationally acclaimed TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you, has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED’s top ten ideas of 2015. Yassmin has published a memoir and two fiction novels with Penguin Random House and has a number of screenwriting projects in development. Her social and current affairs commentary has appeared in TIME, The Guardian and Teen Vogue and she is a regular on the BBC, Aljazeera, TRT and Monocle 24.
In all her work, Yassmin is an advocate for transformative justice and a fairer, safer world for all.