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, both published by Penguin.


Jamila is Editor-at-Large of the Nine Network’s Future Women and host of their podcast Future Women Weekly. She is also a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum, Q and A, an occasional host on ABC Melbourne and co-founder of the popular event series Tea with Jam and Clare.

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 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.