Yasmin Poole

Yasmin Poole

Yasmin Poole is a public speaker, board director and youth advocate, passionate about ensuring young people have a place in Australia’s political conversations.

Yasmin is Plan International’s National Ambassador and advocates for girls’ rights to be recognised around the world. She provides commentary on Australian TV and radio, such as Q+A, The Drum and ABC News. Yasmin is the Non-Executive Board Director of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity, and former Board Director of YWCA Australia, a national feminist organisation that has supported women and girls for 140 years.

Yasmin is a Rhodes Scholar and holds a Master of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Master of Public Policy (current) from the University of Oxford, researching intersectional public policy frameworks.

In 2021 she was awarded Youth Influencer of the Year by The Martin Luther King Jr Center. She has also been named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and 40 Under 40 Asian Australians.

Yasmin seeks to challenge policymakers to think differently. Her vision is for Australia to become a global leader in intersectional policymaking, with a Parliament that truly reflects the diversity of our communities.

Rhodes Scholar (Australia-at-Large)
The Martin Luther King Jr Center’s Youth Influencer of the Year
Vogue Australia’s Top 21 Women That Defined 2021
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

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