Podcast: First Time Mum’s Guide with Jamila Rizvi

Podcast: First Time Mum’s Guide with Jamila Rizvi

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Cheryl is joined by Jamila Rizvi, an extraordinary woman, who, at the age of 25, became one of the youngest people ever to work as Chief of Staff to a Federal Government Minister.  Today, this writer, editor, political advisor and mother, has taken the world by storm to become the pre-eminent voice of young Australian women, both online and in person. Her second self-help book entitled, The Motherhood, is a collection of letters from women sharing what they wish they were told when they became first time mothers. 

Podcast guest: Jamila Rizvi

In the past five years, Jamila Rizvi has firmly established herself as an accomplished writer, presenter, interviewer and commentator, who injects her own special brand of humour, irreverence and authenticity into the public debate. Jamila appears regularly on The Project, The Feed, The Drum and ABC News Breakfast. She is also a digital columnist for News Limited, where she writes regularly about everything from politics to pop culture to parenting. She is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Mamamia Women’s Network websites, which reach more than 2 million women each month. Her first self-help book, Not Just Lucky, was published last July.

Duration: 28 mins

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                  Jamila Rizvi
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                  Jamila Rizvi

                  Over the past five years, Jamila Rizvi has firmly established herself as the preeminent voice of young Australian women online. As a writer, presenter, interviewer and commentator, Jamila injects her own special brand of humour, irreverence and authenticity into the public debate. She has more than 65,000 highly engaged social media followers across Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.Jamila is an accomplished host, interviewer and commentator, appearing regularly on, The Project, The Feed, The Drum and ABC News Breakfast. She has also appeared on Q and A, The Verdict, Studio 10, Today, 7.30, A Current Affair and The Morning Show. Jamila wrote, produced and hosted the popular ABC iView series “What’s Going on Canberra” with comedian Rosie Waterland in 2016. She is also a digital columnist for News Limited, where she writes regularly about everything from politics to pop culture to parenting. Her columns have also been published by Mamamia, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Ventura Press.Jamila is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Mamamia Women’s Network websites, which reach more than 2 million women each month. In 2014 Jamila was named one of Cosmopolitan's 30 Most Successful Women Under 30 and in 2015, was listed as one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review. Jamila was a finalist for Best Newcomer in the 2014 Women In Media Awards and under her stewardship Mamamia was named 'Brand of the Year' in 2013.Prior to entering the media, Jamila worked in politics for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Minister Kate Ellis. Having advised governments at the very highest levels, she has extensive experience in policy areas including women, media, child care, employment and youth.

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