#31. Yassmin Abdel-Magied: Bold, Confident and The Unconscious Bias
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Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an engineer, award winning social advocate, author and broadcaster. Yassmin advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Yassmin started her working career as an engineer on oil rigs in Australia where she was a rare sight on the rigs – a hijab-wearing Muslim woman!

At age 16, she founded the non-for-profit Youth Without Borders and by 24, she had released her memoir, Yassmin’s Story. She also appeared as a presenter for Australia’s ABC TV channel.

In 2015, Yassmin gave a popular Ted Talk about the unconscious bias which has led her to now build a career around challenging the unconscious bias.

Yassmin's work and leadership have been recognised with many honours including Young Australian Muslim of the Year in 2007.

In this episode, we discuss Yassmin’s unique experiences of working on remote oil rigs, her fallout with the Australian media, finding strength to deal with a very public backlash, what is the unconscious bias and so much more!

We really enjoyed speaking to Yassmin and hearing her incredible story, learning from mistakes and having faith in Allah

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