Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin is an advocate for the empowerment of youth, women and those from diverse backgrounds.

As a full-time offshore drilling engineer with a major oil and gas company, Abdel-Magied has well and truly broken the mould expected for her, as a child born in Sudan. In her teens, she established Youth Without Borders, a not-for-profit organisation creating change throughout the world.

She has sat on the boards of the Queensland Museum, the Design Council, The Australian Multicultural Council and various not-for-profits, including the United Nations Youth Association and ChildFund Australia.

Abdel-Magied is determined to use her growing prominence in Australia and overseas to continue her contributions to many parts of society, locally and internationally. Her current focus is empowering young people to realise their full potential, and tackling the issue of unconscious bias.


Distinguished Young Alumni Award


Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)