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Lunch, Learn, Lead: Yasmin Halima

yasmin halima
May 17, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Venue will be released to confirmed RSVPs.

Open only to Stanford students, faculty, and staff. RSVP required by 5/10/19.

Join us for an informal conversation with Yasmin Halima about her life journey in global health, gender activism, and leadership training in Britain, the United States, and South Africa. 

Yasmin Halima is one of the 2018-19 Fellows in Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. As a leader in global health and gender activism, Yasmin has worked across philanthropy, academia, and government over two decades in creating opportunities for women of color and marginalized communities.  As co-founder the Yasmin Leadership Academy, she provides career coaching for young professionals to tackle gendered attributes of power and leadership.  As consultant to the Gates Foundation, she helped resolve conflicts related to the early HIV prevention trials. In collaboration with the International AIDS Society, Yasmin established the Industry Liaison Forum to accelerate clinical research in developing nations. While directing Global Campaign for Microbicides, she helped shift financial, human, and research resources from Washington D.C. to sub-Saharan Africa. In her most recent role as head of communications for EQUIP at  Right to Care in South Africa, Yasmin launched a USAID-sponsored global program to scale-up health services across four continents. Yasmin has chaired  congressional briefings, served on the boards of European and U.S. AIDS activist coalitions, and taught global health at American University in Washington D.C. She holds a B.A. with honors from Lancaster University (U.K.), and a Master of Public Health at Columbia University. In 2010, Yasmin received the British Asian Woman of Achievement Social & Humanitarian Award recognizing her work with women and HIV. Click here for a recent interview she gave to Stanford Daily about her recent efforts.

Lunch, Learn, Lead is Center for South Asia’s professionalization series for Stanford students. It features reflections from inspiring leaders of South Asian origin about their values, beliefs, and motivations in life. Speakers and the participants discuss choices, difficulties, and commitments encountered in a professional journey. These conversations provide an informal forum for Stanford students as they begin to navigate careers beyond the university. It also aims to generate collective futures through enduring connections in South Asia and beyond. 

Contact Email: 
burcak@stanford.edu