Not Just Lucky
Jamila Rizvi has noticed an epidemic of luckiness among Australian women. Whenever any successful woman is asked how she achieved something special, the response is invariably- 'I was just lucky.' Even after they've overcome the societal, cultural and structural barriers still in place for women in the workplace, they don't feel like they can claim the credit for their success. How can we give women the confidence to realise this 'good luck' is actually down to their hard work, talent and drive? Determined to address this confidence deficit, Jamila has put together the perfect toolkit to help women stop undervaluing themselves at work. Drawing on case studies, detailed research and her own experience, Not Just Lucky will show you how to negotiate a better salary, how to avoid burnout, how to be more confident in public speaking, and how to ignore the nasty inner voice that tells you you're not quite good enough. And, once you've well and truly kicked the insecurity habit, it'll show you how to use your courage and success to lift other women up, to start fighting for equality at work for all. Warm, witty and wise, Not Just Lucky is for anyone who's ever felt undervalued, overlooked or undeserving at work. It will give you everything you need to ditch the doubt and fight for success. Because you're not just lucky - you're brilliant.
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 oWhat's Going on Canberrao 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.