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Yassmin's story : who do you think I am? / Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

By: Abdel-Magied, Yassmin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Sydney, NSW : Vintage Books Australia, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: xii, 322, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857986153 (paperback).Subject(s): Abdel-Magied, Yassmin -- Influence | Abdel-Magied, Yassmin | Mechanical engineers -- Australia -- Biography | Women engineers -- Australia -- Biography | Role models -- Australia | Muslim women -- Australia -- Biography | Determination (Personality trait) | Sudanese Australians -- Women -- Australia -- BiographyDDC classification: 305.486970994 Summary: Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air - and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change. Born in the Sudan, Yassmin and her parents moved to Brisbane when she was two, and she has been tackling barriers ever since. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on helping young people to work for positive change in their communities. In 2007 she was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year. In 2011 Yassmin graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and in 2012 she was named Young Leader of the Year in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards as well as an InStyle cultural leader and a M.
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"Penguin Random House Australia"--Title page verso.

Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air - and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change. Born in the Sudan, Yassmin and her parents moved to Brisbane when she was two, and she has been tackling barriers ever since. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on helping young people to work for positive change in their communities. In 2007 she was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year. In 2011 Yassmin graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and in 2012 she was named Young Leader of the Year in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards as well as an InStyle cultural leader and a M.

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