Links: episode, Jamila's website, & book.
Jamilla Rizvi is a bright spark from the world of politics, media, and publishing. A career marked by hard work and high achievements, this born and bred Canberren reached an incredibly significant milestone early on; successfully getting out of student politics.
While studying Commerce & Law at ANU, she became student president - being at the top was a position that naturally suited her.
In a move that would make RuPaul gasp, she then sashayed her way into the office of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, working with Australia’s favourite happy little vegemite for just under a year. Jamila switched offices to that of former Minister Kate Ellis as Youth Policy Adviser, before becoming her Deputy Chief of Staff and Media Adviser.
She was plucked from the halls of power by the mother of mummy-publishing Mia Freedman; where she went from Managing Editor, Editor to Editor-In-Chief, before leaving the polarising platform.
Jamila’s life has changed: she is now the mother of a child and book, and works as a columnist and Board member of The McKell Institute and Melbourne Writers’ Festival. She also dedicates herself to not for profits and is an Ambassador for CARE Australia’s Walk In Her Shoes and Refugee Advocacy Group Welcome To Australia.
A distinguished career marked by blood, sweat, and cheers, and someone we need more of in politics, welcome to Quickie, Jamila Rizvi.