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Jamila Rizvi
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Jamila Rizvi

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Jamila Rizvi is the author of the bestselling Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women, and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn.Jamila is Editor-at-Large of the Nine Network’s Future Women, host of their podcast Future Women Weekly and weekly columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She is also a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum and Q and A, and an occasional host on ABC Radio Melbourne.Jamila is the co-founder of the popular event series Tea with Jam and Clare, which attracts an audience of thousands each year. She previously worked in politics for the Rudd and Gillard Governments, advising on issues including media, women, childcare and employment. Jamila is an Ambassador for CARE Australia and 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, son Rafi and many loads of clean but regrettably unfolded washing.

Books by Jamila Rizvi

Not Just Lucky

Media star Jamila Rizvi’s exploration of the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers to career success this can create, and how they might be overcome. Accessible and timely, this is essential reading for millennial women.

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I'm a Hero Too

The perfect picture book for families with young children to share and make sense of the changes in their lives brought about by Covid 19 and to bring reassurance.

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The Motherhood

Australia's favourite women share what they wish they'd known about life with a newborn, in this funny, moving collection edited by Jamila Rizvi

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Jamila Rizvi – Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi demonstrates how women are made to feel the need to apologise for themselves at work - and they shouldn’t have to. NOT JUST LUCKY is out now – https://penguin.com.au/books/not-just-lucky-9780143783534

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Bob Bilby by Bluey | Read Aloud by Jamila Rizvi

Author, presenter and political commentator Jamila Rizvi reads BOB BILBY by Bluey. Find out more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/bluey-bob-bilby-9781760896638 #BobBilby #Bluey #JamilaRizvi