Jamila Rizvi

Chief Creative Officer, Future Women; Author and Commentator

2020 Victoria Winner

Jamila is Chief Creative Officer of the Nine Network’s Future Women and a weekly columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. 

She is a regular television commentator on gender issues and an occasional host on ABC Radio Melbourne.

Jamila is the author of two best-selling books Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn.

She is currently working on her third book, with fellow author Rosie Waterland, about the intersection between physical and mental health, inspired by her ongoing brain tumour battle.

Jamila is the co-founder of the popular event series Tea with Jam and Claire and previously worked in politics for the Rudd and Gillard Governments.

She is an ambassador for CARE Australia, as well as donating profits from the sale of her second book to their cause of empowering women and girls in developing communities.

Jamila is a board member of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival and lives in Melbourne with her husband Jeremy, son Rafi and many loads of clean but regrettably unfolded washing.