Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. She is the Editor-at-Large for the Nine Network's soon-to-be-launched Future Women platform, a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum and Q and A and an occasional host on ABC Melbourne Afternoons.
Her best-selling book Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women, was published by Penguin in June 2017. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called it, ‘feisty and inquisitive, a fresh take on modern feminist issues.’ Jamila’s second book, an anthology of letters about the first three months of life with a newborn, called The Motherhood, was released in April 2017.
In 2014 Jamila was named one of Cosmopolitan’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30 and in 2015, 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 the Rudd and Gillard governments. She is an Ambassador for CARE Australia and a board member for public policy think tank, The McKell Institute and the Melbourne’s Writer’s Festival.
Jamila holds bachelor degrees in law and commerce from the Australian National University, was President of the students' union in 2008 and was named Young Alumnus of the Year in 2014. She lives in Melbourne with her husband Jeremy and toddler Rafi.