Ruby Luncheon with Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Event Details

  • DateMon 20 April 2015
  • Time12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • VenueWestpac Place
  • Location275 Kent Sreet Sydney NSW 2000
  • TypeNetworking
  • Ticket$110.00 per person
  • Table$1100.00 per table (seats 10)
  • ContactRachael McKenzie
    rmckenzie@westpac.com.au
    0407 868 653
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Larke Riemer, Director of Women's Markets invites you to our next Ruby Luncheon with guest speaker Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

An inspiring young leader, Yassmin recently appeared on Q&A for a special International Women's Day program "Bad Feminism-Contradictions and Careers".

The 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer, blogger, and petrol head.

She advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  Yassmin is also deeply passionate about diversifying public voices, connecting people and catalysing change.

At sixteen, Yassmin Abdel-Magied founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on enabling young people to work for positive change in their communities.

In 2012 she was named Young Leader in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards. Born in Sudan and moving to Australia at the age of two, she graduated top of her university year in 2011 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours), and was a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Dean’s Excellence scholarship. In 2007, Yassmin was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year for her work in the community and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year.

She has served on various state and federal councils and currently sits on three NGO Boards as a non-executive director.  For her day job, she works as a FIFO engineer on oil and gas rigs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, having a yarn, football (Liverpool FC!), Formula 1, boxing and is saving for her first V8.

Join us for what will be an inspiring and informative event.