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Unconscious Bias in Infraestructure

Date: 16 Nov 2015

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Washington, DC (Auditorium Enrique V. Iglesias), United States

The Transport Division (INE/TSP) and Gender & Diversity Division (SCL/GDI) in partnership with the Knowledge and Learning Sector (KNL)

Cordially invite you to attend the upcoming lecture

Unconscious Bias in Infrastructure Sectors

Presented by: Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Mrs. Abdel-Magied advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In 2012 she was named Young Leader in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards. Born in Sudan and moving to Australia at the age of two, she graduated top of her university year in 2011 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours), and was a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Dean’s Excellence scholarship. In 2007, Yassmin was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year for her work in the community and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year. She serves on various state and federal councils and is currently works as an engineering specialist on oil and gas rigs.


10:30 – 10:50 Opening Remarks Nestor Roa, Division Chief, Transport Division

10:50 – 11:30 Lecture on Unconscious Bias in Infrastructure Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mechanical Engineer

11:30 – 12:00 Questions and Answer session with Yassmin Moderated by Anne-Marie Urban, Social Development Lead Specialist, Gender & Diversity Division

12:00 – 12:30 Networking and Coffee

Watch livestream: www.livestream.com/idbevents3 

To register please contact Alejandra Maruri at amaruri@iadb.org

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