Pink Petro TV Special: Yassmin Abdel-Magied | Beating Our Bias

Video created by katie.mehnert Champion on Aug 22, 2016

    Pink Petro with Halliburton Women Sharing Excellence were pleased to bring Yassmin Abdel-Magied to Houston live and across the world on August 17, 2016 with ~1200 participating in 20+ countries.

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and petrol head and is the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year. She advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    Her TedX-talk “What does my headscarf mean to you has received over 3M views.  



    Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test (mentioned in Yassmin's talk) 

    How to be a Workplace MVP (from our partners at Lean In): How to Be a Workplace MVP | Lean In Together 



    Born in Sudan, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and her family arrived in Australia when she was two and since then has devoted her extraordinary energy and talents to making Australia a better place.  At age 16, Yassmin founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation that enables young people to work together to implement positive change within their communities and internationally. 

    Yassmin has forged a hybrid career as an engineer, social advocate and media commentator and she is a sought-after advisor for state and federal governments.  Yassmin has sat on the Australian Multicultural Council, the Board of the Queensland Museum and the Design Council, contributed as a member of the Federal ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Youth Working Group and was on the organising committee of the 2014 Youth G20 Summit. She currently sits on the Boards of ChildFund, The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) and OurWatch. 

    A role model to many, Yassmin has been recognised with many awards.  Her achievements across a number of fields provide positive proof that hard work, resilience and self-belief can reap rewards, regardless of gender, faith or cultural background. 

    Her recent book out: Yassmin’s Story: Who Do You Think I Am?

    Special thanks to Laura Schilling and Amanda Kite with Halliburton for making this happen.