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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143783541
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

Not Just Lucky




Media star Jamila Rizvi’s exploration of the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers to career success this can create, and how they might be overcome. Accessible and timely, this is essential reading for millennial women.

‘Feisty and inquisitive – a fresh take on modern feminist issues.’ Julia Gillard

Australian women are suffering from a crisis of confidence about work. Accustomed to being overlooked and undervalued, even when women do get to the top, they explain their success away as ‘luck’. But it’s not.

Not Just Lucky exposes the structural and cultural disadvantages that rob women of their confidence – often without them even realising it. Drawing on case studies, detailed research and her own experience in politics and media, Jamila Rizvi is the warm, witty and wise friend you’ve been waiting for. She’ll give you everything you need to start fighting for your own success and for a more inclusive, equal workplace for all. (She’ll also bring the red wine.)

This unashamedly feminist career manifesto is for women who worry they’ll look greedy if they ask for more money. It’s for women who dream big but dread the tough conversations. It’s for women who get nervous, stressed and worried, and seem to overthink just about everything.

It will help you realise that you’re not just lucky. You’re brilliant.

‘Gentle, intelligent, meaningful and uncomfortably true career advice, and a huge high-five to sisterhood. Read it.’ Zoë Foster Blake

‘Funny, insightful and affirming, this book will have you fist pumping the air.’ Clementine Ford

  • Pub date: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143783541
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is the author of the bestselling Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women, and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn.
Jamila is Editor-at-Large of the Nine Network’s Future Women, host of their podcast Future Women Weekly and weekly columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She is also a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum and Q and A, and an occasional host on ABC Radio Melbourne.
Jamila is the co-founder of the popular event series Tea with Jam and Clare, which attracts an audience of thousands each year. She previously worked in politics for the Rudd and Gillard Governments, advising on issues including media, women, childcare and employment. Jamila is an Ambassador for CARE Australia and board member of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.
Jamila has been named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review. She lives in Melbourne with her husband Jeremy, son Rafi and many loads of clean but regrettably unfolded washing.

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Praise for Not Just Lucky

“Feisty and inquisitive - a fresh take on modern feminist issues.”

Julia Gillard

“Gentle, intelligent, meaningful and uncomfortably true career advice, and a huge high-five to sisterhood. Read it.”

Zoe Foster Blake

“Funny, insightful and affirming, this book will have you fist pumping the air.”

Clementine Ford

“The book that I wish had been around when I was just starting out. So much wisdom. So much insight. And a reminder that together, we are stronger.”

Lisa Wilkinson

“Jamila has broken down what women actually need to know: the facts, the research, the history. It’s smart, engaging and sometimes downright hilarious.”

Rosie Waterland


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Jamila Rizvi demonstrates how women are made to feel the need to apologise for themselves at work - and they shouldn’t have to.
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Jamila Rizvi on why emotional intelligence is the new black.

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