Following a 10 year career as an Engineer, Yasmeen began her career in higher education as a lecturer, later progressing into roles supporting education enhancement, driving recruitment, widening access, employability agendas and equality, diversity and inclusion charters.
Yasmeen is an ardent supporter of opportunities being created to foster equality and diversity across the education sector and the progression of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into employment sectors. She works with educational providers across Scotland and overseas, industry, STEM alliances, careers and training service providers, local authorities, national bodies, charities and equality led initiatives. The activity contributes to the Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016-2030 and improves organisational Equality Outcomes.
Yasmeen is a non-executive board member of the Student Awards Agency Scotland and is an executive board member of the Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators, a national equality-led organisation working with education professionals. SAMEE supports the academic and professional advancement of minority ethnic students and professionals, providing programmes and initiatives to strengthen leadership and management capacity.