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Jamila Rizvi is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert, best-selling author, and sought-after public speaker. She is Deputy Managing Director of Future Women, an organisation that helps women who face barriers to employment return to work and advises employers on gender equality.

Jamila is an author for adults and children, and a columnist for Sunday Life magazine, available weekly as part of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Jamila is also a co-host on The Briefing podcast.

Previously, Jamila advised the Rudd and Gillard Governments on gender, early childhood education, media, and employment participation. She has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and was a 2020 Women and Leadership Australia award winner.

Jamila is a board member of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, and an ambassador for PLAN International and the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation. She lives and works on Wurundjeri country.

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