When she’s not changing the world or mixing it in a nearly all-male environment on the offshore oil rigs, Yassmin Abdel-Magied also carves out her spare time writing for RichardsF1.com.
Today we’re thrilled to announce that she has been named on of 2014’s ‘Young Business Leaders’ by In The Black magazine, Australia’s most widely-read monthly business publication.
The recognition is on top of innumerable awards and nominations that Yassmin has already received in her action-packed 22 years.
She was still in high school when, in 2007, she was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year for her work in the community and on various state and federal councils. That came off the back of her founding the non-government organisation Youth Without Borders, a group focused on enabling young people to work together for the implementation of positive change within their communities.
In 2010, she was names Young Queenslander of the Year, and a year later she was shortlisted for one of the country’s highest national honours, the Young Australian of the Year.
More recently, Yassmin was named the Young Leader in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards. She has made numerous appearances on Australian and international radio and TV, including News24, Big Ideas, IQ2 Debates and Q&A.
In between all of this, she’s working on the offshore oil and gas rigs as one of the industry’s highest-profile female engineers, on top of being part of the planning committee for the Y20 2014 youth summit to be held in Sydney in July.
And when she’s not doing all of that, she’s carving out a potential future career as a motorsport journalist, having made her first internationally-accredited appearance for RichardsF1.com at the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix earlier this year. Last weekend she represented us at the Spanish Grand Prix, and next weekend she’ll be one of a handful of non-permanent FIA-accredited journalists to be granted a desk in the Monaco Grand Prix media centre.
We couldn’t more privileged to have her as part of our incredible team, or prouder of her for this latest recognition. Congratulations Yassmin!