Yemi Penn keynote speaker

PhD Researcher, Engineer, Author & Curious Rebel
  • Building Courage & Resilience
  • How to Be an Ally
  • Igniting Your Rebellious Curiosity
  • Liminal Thinking
  • Shame and Trauma Resilience
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Yemi Penn is a global thought leader on how to ignite your Rebellious Curiosity at an individual, team and organisational level.

An Engineer by profession, Entrepreneur by passion Yemi fuses analytical thinking with creativity to produce superior outcomes. She is an advocate for challenging status quo, being a disruptor in all industries to bring about innovative and sometimes radical change. She is a champion and steadfast advocate for equality and equity in STEM fields, inviting individuals to tap into their self-empowerment using her bespoke ‘pain to power’ mapping technique which unlocks their unique resilience blueprint.

Yemi is a force to be reckoned with and has inspired audiences across Australia, the United Kingdom, Africa and the United States, where she has delivered a TED talk on the TEDx Ocala stage in Florida.

Yemi’s superpower is meeting people wherever they are.



“Yemi has a magical ability to connect with large audiences, bring them on a journey of self discovery, whilst embracing their own vulnerability. Yemi is an unexpected powerhouse of emotions and inspiration. She engaged our audience through challenging questions, difficult conversation and well timed humour”

– Sumathi Murthy, Lead Content Creator, The Outside 

“Yemi spoke at ANSTO’s International Women’s Day event. 2020 has been tough – for everyone and in many different ways. However, Yemi’s message of resilience and perspective was the exact message we needed to get through a challenging year. Yemi is engaging, raw and challenges the status quo. Our team was inspired by her bravery to share, which created an atmosphere for growth and vulnerability. For those looking to embed their learnings in a fun and practical way, Yemi’s book ‘Did You Get the Memo’ will add another dimension to your self growth toolkit”

Shaun Jenkinson, CEO Ansto

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