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Jamila Rizvi is Deputy Managing Director at Nine’s Future Women. She is a best-selling author for adults and children and an opinion columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Jamila hosts a number of podcasts, The Weekend Briefing, Anonymous Was A Woman and The Secret Life of Carers.

She previously advised the Australian Government on gender equality, child care, media and employment. Jamila has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and is a 2020 Women and Leadership Australia award winner. She is an ambassador for PLAN International and the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation.

Jamila lives and works on Wurrundjeri land in Melbourne, with her husband Jeremy, 6-year-old son Rafi, Sonny the dog and a lot of unfinished lockdown craft projects.

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