Little Black Book

Otegha Uwagba

Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women is the modern career guide every creative woman needs, whether you’re just starting out or already have years of experience. Packed with fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice, this travel-sized career handbook is guaranteed to become your go-to resource when it comes to building the career you want.

Writer Otegha Uwagba (one of Forbes European 30 Under 30) takes you through everything you need to build a successful self-made career: from how to negotiate a payrise to building a killer personal brand, via a crash course in networking like a pro, and tips for overcoming creative block. Plus Little Black Book is full of indispensable advice on how to thrive as a freelancer, and an entire chapter dedicated to helping you master the tricky art of public speaking.

With contributions from trailblazing creative women including acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Refinery29 co-founder Piera Gelardi, The Gentlewoman’s Editor in Chief Penny Martin, and many more, Little Black Book is a curation of essential wisdom and hard-won career insights. Whether you’re a thinker, a maker, an artist or an entrepreneur, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your working life here.

Reviews of Little Black Book

    • ‘A must-read for anyone looking to be as prolific as Uwagba herself’ Sunday Times
    • ‘Otegha Uwagba is one of London’s new generation of female CEOs’ Evening Standard
    • ‘Otegha Uwagba has the answer to all your creative career challenges…this book is a must-read guide for all creative women looking to navigate the world of work’ Elle
    • ‘Avoids all the clichés of the “self-help” genre’ Dazed
    • ‘Such a useful little book packed with knowledge, I definitely could have done with reading this when I went freelance back in 2014’ Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    • ‘There’s no fluff in here, it’s all solid gold – recommend 100%’ Emma Gannon, author of book and podcast CTRL-ALT-DELETE
    • ‘All you lot should get your hands on this. Currently on my way to do a speech and shitting myself, but Chapter 4 on public speaking is allowing me to breathe’ Charlie Cuff, gal-dem / Dazed
    • ‘If, like me, you love talking and thinking about your career – and hope to constantly evolve it – this one is for you’ Natasha Lunn, Red Magazine
    • ‘Buy this BRILLIANT book (especially if you’re a woman in the creative industries, but basically buy it if you’re anyone)’ Elizabeth Day, journalist and author of The Party
    • ‘A hugely helpful read for working women in creative industries’ Yomi Adegoke, co-author of Slay in Your Lane
    • ‘Inspiring, insightful, ambitious’ Porter Magazine
    • ‘The book you’ve seen all over Instagram’ NASTY GAL
    • ‘A travel-sized pocket book full of professional gems and expert advice’ Fader
    • ‘Robust, sensible and calm advice… this is a useful and digestible guide to developing the creative career that will most suit you’ A Little Bird
    • ‘Should be handed to every graduate instead of that piece of paper which, in many cases, amounts to sweet FA’ Grace Woodward, Fashion & TV commentator