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Courage Under Fire

Another popular keynote Rabia delivers, where she uses her unique and powerful story as a starting point, and by sharing her truths and vulnerabilities with the audience, Rabia explores what it means to be a truly great and authentic leader. She addresses what she believes are the essential qualities and key roles for a great and effective leader. She calls her audience to a higher purpose, challenging them to practice and live great, authentic leadership, to lead by example and be agents of change. An unforgettable presentation ideal for a wide audience who aspire to be truly great leaders. Read less
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Equal Justice

Rabias most commonly requested keynote relates to her very personal story of battling with discrimination, abuse, chronic illness and PTSD after her involvement in a hostage crisis in Iraq, and then being written out of history. She explores what it means to display moral courage and lead by example, to stand up for ones principles in the face of criticism, adversity and sacrifice, to fight for equality and to live what she teaches. An inspiring, entertaining, and emotional keynote address. Read less
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Finding Your Voice

One of Rabias other popular keynotes focuses on living equality. It addresses the common challenges faced by many people, particularly women, trying to achieve that mythical work/life balance, tackling unconscious bias and prejudice, the realities of being a working parent and the desire to truly have it all. Rabia uses her own life lessons and discusses the way feminism has evolved and been viewed over the generations (from baby boomer, Gen X and now Gen Y). She explores the subversive as well as the real impediments to true equality in the community and in the workplace, and Rabia discusses the communication and negotiation skills required to find your voice, address and overcome these Read less
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Gifts in a Crisis

Winston Churchill once said, we should never let a good crisis go to waste!

Life is a choice.  We can choose to be the victims of our circumstances, believing that we cannot change what seems overwhelming.  Or we can choose not to be defined by that which often confounds us.  We can choose to adapt, thrive, learn and lead the change that we are all capable of by seeking out the opportunities. 

So what choice will you make? How will you use your influence and privileged position? What leader will you be?

Through her lived experience and powerful story-telling, Rabia takes audiences through these questions to decide for themselves.

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What Is Holding You Hostage?

This keynote presentation addresses the topic of resilience, what it means, how one can learn to be resilient and recognising the warning signs in order to prevent future unnecessary hardship, and to plan ahead in order to predict and overcome future obstacles. It is in the context of this keynote that Rabia asks her audience a key question, what is holding them hostage? It could be a boss, a colleague, a bully, a friend, a partner, a fear or even a memory. She explores with the audience the need to be self aware and insightful to recognise those things that prevent them from realising their full potential, the steps needed to overcome that which is holding them captive, and the warning signs to watch out for in order to prevent being trapped in the same way again. Read less
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Rabia Siddique

International Humanitarian Lawyer, Retired Army officer and Author

Rabia is a retired British Army senior officer, international humanitarian lawyer, former prosecutor specialising in war crimes and terrorism, and a survivor of hostage situations. Her extensive humanitarian work spans Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East, earning her decorations from the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Author of the bestselling memoir "Equal Justice: My Journey as a Woman, a Soldier, and a Muslim," published by Pan MacMillan in 2013, Rabia's remarkable life story has garnered interest for adaptation into a movie. Currently working on her second book, she explores the theme of our collective power to bring positive change to our lives and the world.

Recognised as one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence and a finalist for Australian of the Year, Rabia has evolved into a multi-award-winning storyteller, global inspirational speaker, leadership consultant, media commentator, and human rights advocate. In addition to her human rights legal practice, she serves as a non-executive board member and ambassador for several non-profit and charity organisations.

Her driving forces are peace, equity, inclusion, and the sustainability of our planet. However, Rabia's most significant challenge and joy come from being a single mother to her teenage triplet sons.


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