JAMILA RIZVI BIOGRAPHY
Jamila Rizvi is Editor in Chief of the Mamamia Network of websites, which include Mamamia.com.au, iVillage.com.au, DebriefDaily.com and TheGlow.com.au
Together these websites reach 4 million women monthly. MWN has also launched a podcasting network, is soon-to-launch digital video platform MMTV and is expanding internationally later in the year. Under Jamila’s leadership, daily readership of the Network websites has grown from around 25,000 unique browsers daily in June 2012 to 430,000 in March 2015.
Jamila studied at the Australian National University, graduating in 2010 with a combined degree of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws. In 2008 Jamila began work in former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s office as part of his media team. Over the following three years she worked as youth policy adviser, press secretary and deputy chief of staff to Federal Minister Kate Ellis.
Jamila provides regular social and political commentary on women’s and cultural issues for radio and television news programs including Q and A, The Verdict, The Project, The Drum, Paul Murray Live, ABC News Breakfast, Journo’s Forum and Triple J Hack. She is also co-host of the Mamamia OutLoud podcast.
Jamila’s writing has been published on all of the Mamamia Network Sites as well as the Huffington Post US, Huffington Post UK, Role Reboot, the Good Men Project and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In 2013 Jamila was named one of Cosmpolitan’s most influential Australian women under 30.
In 2014 Jamila was awarded the Australian National University’s Young Alumnus of the Year and named as one of Westpac and the Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. She is a celebrity ambassador for CARE Australia’s Educate a Girl campaign and Welcome to Australia.
Jamila is available to speak at and host public events. She has worked recently with the Australian Institute of Management, the Sydney Writer’s Festival, Pantene, Accor Hotels International and the Walkley Awards.
Keynote: Jamila can tailor her keynote to suit the theme and content of the event, subjects include (but not limited to) Mentorship, Women in Business, Social & Cultural Issues, Political, Entrepreneurial, Innovation