Yasmin Poole: Why young people are the leaders of today, not tomorrow

Date: 13 May 2024

If you're trying to predict the future, who better to turn to for counsel than Australia's young people?

The power of youth is clear: their unique open-mindedness and energy for change means that nothing is off the table in their pursuit of innovation.

Yet this power is often ignored. Young people are left to shout from the sidelines, with social media and protests their only way of being heard. In the workplace, rigid hierarchies constrain young people from challenging the status quo.

Learn from Gen Z writer and speaker Yasmin Poole, the youngest person recognised in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence 2019 list, about how we can collectively bridge the generational divide.

Yasmin will explore why young people are necessary to future-proof the world, how to transition young people from apathy to agency, and how institutions can meaningfully include youth in decision-making.

This Webinar will take place live on:

Monday 13 May 2024

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart: 4pm-5pm
Adelaide, Darwin: 3.30pm-4.30pm
Perth: 2pm-3pm


Individual session: $139 (inc GST)

This session is a part of Communities in Control. Check out the whole program here, and save big by booking for the entire online conference here.

Yasmin Poole

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Yasmin Poole is an award-winning speaker, writer and youth advocate. Named one of Australia's 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, Yasmin's work focuses on why diversity is necessary to ignite social change.

Yasmin developed a strong sense of justice at a young age. After growing up in a low-income family in country Victoria, she was instilled with the desire to stand up for the disadvantaged and create a fairer Australia.

She has since gone on to become a powerful representative for the youth voice. She is Plan International's National Ambassador and the Non-Executive Board Director of OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue charity.

Yasmin also frequently represents the views of young women in prominent media programs such as Q&A and The Drum.

In 2018, she represented over a million young Australians as the first-ever Chair of the Victorian Government's Youth Congress. Since then, she has gone on to represent Australian youth at APEC and the G20.

In 2019, Yasmin was the youngest member of the Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australians and Top 25 Young Women to Watch in International Relations.

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