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Yassmin Abdel Magied Travels from London, UK

Yassmin Abdel Magied


  • Author
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneur
  • Female Speaker
  • Startups
  • Technology

Saadia Muzaffar is a tech entrepreneur, author, and passionate advocate of responsible innovation, decent work for everyone, and the prosperity of immigrant talent in STEM.

In 2017, she was featured in Canada 150 Women, a book about 150 of the most influential and groundbreaking women in Canada.

Saadia is the founder of TechGirls Canada, the hub for Canadian women in science, technology, engineering, and math - and co-founder of Tech Reset Canada, a coalition of business people, technologists, and other residents advocating for innovation that is focused on maximizing the public good.

Saadia serves on the board of Women's Shelters Canada and is an ambassador for GEM, a mentorship program for high school girls facing socio-economic barriers. She is on the steering committee of the Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum, part of Canada Beyond 150: Policy for a diverse and inclusive future initiative, and is an advisor to the Government of Canada's Economic Strategy table for Access to Skilled Talent.

Saadia’s work on modern leadership has been featured in multiple prominent publications, including CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Globe and Mail, VICE, CBC, TVO, and Chatelaine. Her works explore big ideas and impactful strategies that address growing challenges for business leaders in today's connected and vigilant markets.

Saadia is also a Pushcart Prize-nominated short fiction writer. In February 2018, her work joins that of Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson (Batgirl), and Amy Chu (Wonder Woman) in Dark Horse Comics' new anthology featuring comic and prose stories. Recently Saadia and her team released Change Together: A Diversity Guidebook for Startups and Scaleups.


Excellent, Yassmin was a great speaker and had the room in the palm of her hand for the duration of her inspirational presentation.

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Extremely engaging and connected well with the audience.

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Yassmin delivered a keynote address to a group of 400 senior global managers. She maintained the attention of the group by delivering a set of simple and powerful messages in a very personal and compelling way. She has developed a level of insight and maturity well beyond her years.

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