In conversation with Jamila Rizvi, Thursday 17th August at 6.30pm - TICKET & DISCOUNTED BOOK
Jamila Rizvi will be in conversation with Jane Seaton, Owner of Beaufort Street Books, on Thursday 17th August at the Judith Cottier Theatre, Perth College, to discuss her debut book, Not Just Lucky.
6.15pm for 6.30pm start, concludes 8pm.
Ticket includes a discounted copy of Not Just Lucky (RRP $35). Please bring a copy of your receipt for door entry and book collection.
Jamila will be doing a meet and greet to sign books following the in conversation.
Please note the venue has changed from Myalla House to the Judith Cottier Theatre, Perth College, 31 Lawley Cres, Mount Lawley. Please view the Perth College Campus map here. Parking is available in the surrounding streets - please see parking map here.
Australian women are suffering from a crisis of confidence at work; captives of an inner voice that warns them they’re not good enough. Accustomed to being overlooked and undervalued, when women do get to the top they explain their success away as ‘luck’. But it’s not.
Not Just Lucky exposes the secret shame of Australian workplaces: That offices, factories, shops and worksites remain gendered, unfair and unequal. Drawing on case studies, extensive research and her own experience in media and politics Jamila Rizvi makes a compelling case for the existence of systemic disadvantage that robs women of their confidence. Often without them even realising it.
Not Just Lucky is a practical toolkit that arms women with the tools they need to thrive in the workplace. It includes surprising and insightful advice on how to:
• negotiate a pay rise when you’re worried you’ll seem ‘greedy’
• avoid burning out when your boss doesn’t respect boundaries
• speak with confidence and avoid apologetic language
• overcome imposter syndrome and the unceasing desire to be perfect
• approach other women as comrades not competitors.
Jamila is the warm, witty and wise girlfriend that the next generation of Australian women leaders have been waiting for. Not Just Lucky will give women everything they need to ditch the doubt and fight for success. And, once they’ve well and truly kicked the insecurity habit, Jamila will show women how to use their courage and success to lift other women up, to start fighting for equality at work for all.
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.