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Portrait of Jamila Rizvi


Jamila Rizvi  is a best-selling author for adults and children and an opinion columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is the Chief of Content, Community and Online Learning at Nine’s Future Women and hosts a number of podcasts, The Weekend Briefing, Anonymous Was A Woman and The Secret Life of Carers. Jamila previously advised the Australian Government on gender equality, child care, media and employment.

She has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and is a 2020 Women and Leadership Australia award winner. She was formerly a board member of the Melbourne Writers Festival and is currently an ambassador for PLAN International and the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation.

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