Part of The Last Word, a festival where words come alive.

A special in conversation event with Sudanese born author-Australian broadcaster, social advocate and mechanical engineer Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

As an advocate for the empowerment of women, young people and people of colour, Yassmin founded her first organisation, Youth Without Borders, at the age of 16 and has since traveled the world speaking to governments, NGO’s and multinational companies on a range of topics, and has delivered keynotes and workshops on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership.

Her 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. At the age of 16, she published her debut memoir, Yassmin’s Story, with Penguin Random House at age 24, and followed up with her first fiction book for younger readers, You Must Be Layla, in 2019.