My name is Yasmin Poole, and I am a 22 year old speaker, writer and youth advocate. I'm passionate about ensuring that young people have a place in Australia's political conversations.
I am currently Plan International's National Ambassador and advocate for girls' rights to be recognised around the world. I have also been a commentator on Australian television programs such as Q+A, The Drum and The Project.
I am the Non-Executive Board Director of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity and YWCA, a national feminist organisation that has supported women and girls for 140 years.
My other advocacy work includes being the Chair of the Victorian Government's Youth Congress, representing over 1 million Australians, and speaking at forums like APEC and the G20.
In 2021, I was awarded Youth Influencer of the Year by The Martin Luther King Jr Center. I have also been named as one of the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence and 40 Under 40 Asian Australians.
I seek to challenge policymakers to think differently. My vision is for Australia to become a global leader in intersectional policymaking, with a Parliament that truly reflects the diversity of our communities.
The Martin Luther King Jr Center's Youth Influencer of the Year
Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australians
Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence
Australian National University Undergraduate of the Year
Top 25 Young Women to Watch in International Affairs