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Yasmin Poole (Conference MC)

ANU Law Student & Former Chair of the Victorian Government’s Youth Congress

Yasmin is the 2018 Chair of the Victorian Government’s Youth Congress, the inaugural youth advisory board representing over 1 million young Victorians.

Yasmin is passionate about improving youth engagement across government. She was nominated as an Ambassador for Plan International and the World Bank last year, alongside publishing a Fairfax article discussing why young women are disillusioned from politics.

As a result of this work, Yasmin was a panelist on ABC’s TV program Q&A, which has an average viewership of 1 million.

She most recently represented Australia at the 2018 APEC Conference in Papua New Guinea. She has a keen interest in foreign affairs, having been involved in organisations like Equality Rights Alliance, Asialink and the Asia Pacific Centre for R2P. This included writing gender policy recommendations to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

She is also involved in consulting as the current Director of Global Business Development for 180 Degrees Consulting, the largest youth consultancy in the world.

As a result of this work, Yasmin was awarded the C.A.S Hawker Scholarship which is described as Australia’s ‘Rhodes’ for undergraduates. She was also recognised through the Zonta International Jane M Klausman Women in Business Award, Victorian Government Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Leader Award and a grand finalist in the Victorian Young Achiever Awards for leadership.

As of 2019, Yasmin is the youngest member of the Red Cross ACT International Humanitarian Law Committee and Vice President of the ANU International Law Society.

Yasmin is 20 years old and studying Law and International Relations at the Australian National University.

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