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Jamila Rizvi

Author / Journalist

Jamila is the Chief Creative Office of the Nine Network’s Future Women, and a weekly columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. She is a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum and Q and A.

Jamila is author of the best-selling Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn. Her newly released books (October 2020) are a collection of stories about older Australian women called Untold Resilience and a children’s book, I’m a Hero Too.

Jamila is the co-founder of the popular event series Tea with Jam and Clarewhich attracts an audience of thousands each year. She previously worked in politics for the Rudd and Gillard Governments, advising on issues including media, women, child care, and employment. Jamila is an Ambassador for CARE Australia and the RMH Neuroscience Foundation. She is a board member of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

Jamila has been named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review. She lives in Melbourne with her husband Jeremy, five-year-old son Rafi and many loads of clean but regrettably unfolded washing.