We’re re-airing another of our most popular episodes this week – a fantastic conversation with author Jamila Rizvi. We cover a lot in this one – from women’s experiences of new motherhood to why we don’t take credit for our work in the workplace and managing the career/family juggle.
Jamila is an author, presenter and political commentator. She describes her first book Not Just Lucky as a career manifesto for millennial women. Her new book The Motherhood brings together 32 raw, compassionate and funny letters from Australian mothers – written to themselves – about their first few months of being a mum.
This episode is on the longer side, but it’s worth it! Talking to Jamila felt like having a conversation with an old friend, so grab a cup of tea and join us as we talk about:
- Jamila’s career path that has seen her go from studying law, to being a political commentator, working in the media and an author;
- how Jamila manages her own juggle with her career and three year old son Rafi and her new position as editor-at-large of Nine Network’s Future Women;
- what inspired her new book, The Motherhood, (Check out our on Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win a copy);
- the variety of experiences of new motherhood and the importance of recognising that we each have a different experience, no matter how similar;
- the huge identity shift that comes with becoming a mother;
- how Jamila’s first book, Not Just Lucky, came about from her desire to start a conversation about feminist issues relating to women at work in a simple and conversational way;
- how the patriarchy and the double-glazed glass ceiling affect women at work; and
- women’s use of apologetic language and how that positions us in the workplace.