Jasmine 'Jazz' Young

Travels from: ACT

First Australian female to be deployed on fast jet operations

Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Business Speakers, Communication, Military Speakers

Speaker Topics

  • High Performance and Operational Excellence
  • Inspire. Women. Succeed.
  • The Success Habit

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Flight Lieutenant Jasmine ‘Jazz’ Young is an F/A-18F Super Hornet Weapon Systems Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (“RAAF”). She was the first Australian female to ever be deployed to combat on fast jet operations.

Jazz’s passion for aviation started at a young age when her Father, a commercial pilot, introduced her to flying and gliding. It wasn’t long before Jazz realized she would get her own wings someday.

At age 17 Jazz joined the RAAF and attended the Australian Defence Force Academy to undertake a Bachelor of Business and Air Force Officer Training. She went on to complete her flight training and, after years of hard-work and determination, was selected for ‘fast jet’ operations on the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

During her career Jazz has flown in Australia and abroad conducting training exercises and deployments with her Squadron and, in 2014-2015, was deployed to the Middle East to combat Islamic State forces as part of the Air Task Group.

Jazz is currently posted to the RAAF’s Air Combat Transition Office as part of a specialist strategic planning and change management team, looking at the Air Force’s transition from the F/A-18A/B Hornet to the F-35A capability.

Jazz’s story is one of determination, resilience and focus. With great insight, compassion and humility, she will inspire your people to push open doors, rise above challenges and make success a habit.

Her speaking topics include:

  • The Success Habit - with an incredible story filled with determination, Jazz shows audiences how success can be a habit by focussing on goals, doing simple things well and surrounding yourself with the right people. 
  • Inspire. Women. Succeed - Jazz shares with her audience how she overcame challenges to succeed in a complex and largely male-dominated world. She offers practical, confidence building advice that anyone can use to push open doors, forge their own careers and succeed. 
  • High Performance and Operational Excellence - fighter squadrons acheive their strategic objectives 98% of the time, but in business they are acheived as low as 13%. Under this topic Jazz shares the process militray aviators use to operate at a high performance level and the tools she uses to stay agile, innovative and a step ahead at all times. 

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