Travels from: Victoria
Categories: Leadership, MCs & Hosts, Women in Business
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. She is Editor-at-Large for the Nine Network's soon-to-be-launched Future Women platform and hosts their podcast of the same name. She is a regular commentator on 'The Project', 'Today', 'The Drum' and 'Q and A' and an occasional host on ABC Melbourne Afternoons.
Jamila's best-selling book 'Not Just Lucky', a career manifesto for millennial women, was published by Penguin in June 2017 and long listed for the Australian Book Industry Awards in 2018. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called it, ‘feisty and inquisitive, a fresh take on modern feminist issues.’
Her second book, an anthology of letters about the first three months of life with a newborn, called 'The Motherhood', was released in April 2017. So far, Jamila has donated $15,000 in proceeds from 'The Motherhood' to CARE Australia, helping give women and girls in the developing world a better life.
In 2014, Jamila was named one of Cosmopolitan’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30 and in 2015 and was listed as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review. In 2017 she was included in the Weekly Review’s Top Ten List of Young Rising Stars in Melbourne.
Prior to entering the media, Jamila worked in politics as an advisor to both the Rudd and Gillard governments. She has advised governments at the highest levels on issues including employment, women, media, child care, and youth affairs. Jamila is an Ambassador for CARE Australia, and a board member of the Melbourne's Writer's Festival.
Jamila has travelled all over Australia speaking about her best-selling book 'Not Just Lucky' and how women can become more confident in the workplace. She is as comfortable running an intimate day-long workshop for 20 executive participants, as she is addressing audiences of over a thousand at the Sydney Convention Centre.
Jamila's easygoing, professional and infectious style also puts her in high demand as an MC, interviewer and host. She has interviewed many celebrities and thinkers, including Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Julia Gillard, Manal Al-Sharif, and Naomi Watts.