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Jamila Rizvi: Not Just Lucky

a career manifesto for Australian women

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Join Jamila Rizvi for an intimate and revealing evening with ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston discussing the confidence deficit Jamila has identified as holding women back in Australia’s gendered workplaces.

Too often women who have overcome the societal, cultural and structural barriers in place for women in the workplace, put their hard-earned success down to ‘luck’ rather than claiming credit for it. Rizvi’s new book Not Just Lucky is here to give women the confidence to realise this ‘good luck’ is actually down to their hard work, talent and drive.

Drawing on case studies, extensive research and her own experience, Rizvi lays out the causes holding women back and the tools they need to truly thrive in the workplace. She’s on hand for advice on how to negotiate a better salary, overcome the dreaded imposter syndrome, speak with confidence, ignore the nasty inner voice that tells you you’re not quite good enough, and deal with failure when it comes.

Jamila Rizvi will be signing copies of Not Just Lucky on the evening.

Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture and RPS.

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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. She is a columnist for News Limited, a presenter for Fox FM and a regular television commentator for shows including The Project and The Drum. Jamila is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Mamamia Women’s Network websites. Prior to entering the media, Jamila worked in politics for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Minister Kate Ellis. In 2014 she was named one of Cosmopolitan’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30, in 2015, she was listed as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review and in 2017 was named one of Melbourne’s Most Influential Women Under 40 by The Weekly Review. Jamila lives in Melbourne with her husband and an impossible toddler. Not Just Lucky is her debut book.

Rebecca Levingston

Rebecca Levingston was quite happily delivering daily traffic reports to ABC listeners, before she was dragged kicking and screaming into the producer's seat for Richard Fidler. Her life hasn't been the same since. She grew up in North Queensland and for many dedicated years, was sure her future lay in ballroom dancing or on the netball court. She was wrong and somehow ended up studying Hotel Management and Japanese on the Gold Coast. A year of life in Japan and the UK taught her that people are infinitely interesting creatures and the seed of journalism was planted. It was only after a year of work in America that Rebecca decided her HECS debt should be bigger and she returned to university to study journalism. Now she has a piece of paper that gives her permission to ask lots of questions and she's pretty happy about that. She’s asked many a question on Queensland Evenings and ABC Brisbane Drive and in 2016 Rebecca started asking all the questions on Weekends. When she’s not at work, Rebecca switches roles and can be found answering the many questions asked by her two little boys.

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Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

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