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Dec 15, 2020

When you recognize that the world needs to change, what will you do next?  Will you look to others to initiate the change you seek, or will you muster the courage to stand up and make the change you wish to see?  In this episode, I speak to 2020 LinkedIn Changemaker Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate, about her journey to make an impact and how to overcome our fear in order to stay true to our principles, as well as ourselves.


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.

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