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Engineering Powerful People

To transform is to transmute pain to power.

Yemi Penn is a global thought leader on empowerment and resilience.

An Engineer by profession, Yemi is a champion and tireless advocate for equality and equity in STEM fields. As an Entrepreneur and Mindset Coach, she is an advocate for self-empowerment and resilience as tools to get organisations back on track with wellness and productivity.

Yemi is a force to be reckoned with and has inspired audiences across Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, where she recently delivered her first TED talk at TEDxOcala in Florida.

Current Work:

Yemi is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on the topic of Wellness and she recently facilitated the Lucy mentor program for University Technology Sydney. Yemi focuses on traditional and more modern neuro linguistic methods of transformation to achieve goals. She is an investor for the Women's Business School, Australia, and is a supporter of the 2020 Ausmumpreneur Awards.

Yemi has worked with companies across the Engineering sector on large projects such as Crossrail, High Speed Two and Sydney Metro in various roles; underpinning her work with clarity and inclusion.

Previous Experience:

Speaker: Yemi has spoken at ANSTO, Australia for International Women’s Day 2020, focusing on resilience and the need for change in STEM.

She also represented Australia at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, forming part of the Female Founders Mission group and spoke at the Women’s Economic Forum in London.

Media: As a serial entrepreneur Yemi has been featured in a number of worldwide media outlets sharing her story and tips for people to change theirs. This includes,, Refinery29, MI Woman, The Sun UK, Pleasures magazine UK and more.

Talking Points

Resilience Re-boot

Being able to demonstrate and model resilience is more important than ever, as the world goes through what can be only described as traumatic we all pivot and learn how to not only survive but thrive in our new normal. Resilience goes beyond a one-stop training session, it requires a re-set of belief systems. Join Yemi Penn as she facilitates a journey to build, demonstrate and model resilience.

Target audience:
- Corporates under-going organisational change
- Girls and women in STEM

Key takeaways:
- The neuro linguistic principles of resilience
- How DNA and our environment sets our resilience muscle
- Tools to build and strengthen these muscles
- As leaders, how we can all demonstrate and model resilience

The Work/Life Integration to Thrive

Work/life balance should be re-titled work/life integration as the concept of work/life balance suggests they are separate when in reality, most people work more than 70% of their waking hours. To integrate our work with our life has to be the new paradigm to not just survive but thrive, especially in a world where technology is everywhere. Join Yemi Penn as she guides you in making this integration.

Target audience:
- Senior Leaders and Executives but applicable to all Corporates
- Entrepreneurs (20-60)

Key takeaways:
- How to apply mindfulness in every activity
- De-mystifying the 4-hr workweek concept
- The role 'fear' plays in achieving balance

The Diversity and Inclusion Quota Traps

The reason why men should be championing equality, especially in STEM and the reason why women should be championing equality, especially with respect to cultural inclusion. Join Yemi Penn as she challenges why equality isn't already the norm and should be viewed with a different lens.

Target Audience:
- Senior Leaders
- Board Members and Executives
- Key industry stakeholders in STEM

Key takeaways:
- Men are losing out as a result of inequality (less access/connection to children, a higher rate of illnesses)
- Women need to use their voices more to break down institutionalised bias and truly trigger the change in the world we need to see
Yemi facilitated an extremely complex and challenging symposium over 2 days of multiple sessions with several stakeholders to help us achieve concrete outcomes and action plans that we wanted. It was an immense task and Yemi was beyond excellent in keeping people engaged, active and in good humour to work collaboratively and effectively. University of Technology Sydney
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