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 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.
About the author
Otegha Uwagba is the founder of Women Who, a platform that connects and supports creative working women worldwide, and an endeavour inspired by her time working at some of London’s top ad agencies and cult youth brand Vice Media. Besides running Women Who, she is also a freelance writer, speaker, and brand consultant. She lives in London.
‘Little Black Book is THE book of the year for working women with drive… ’ Refinery 29
‘A compact gem’ Stylist
‘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
‘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
‘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
‘A travel-sized pocket book full of professional gems and expert advice’ Fader
‘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
‘I wish I had Little Black Book when I started my journey – it’s inspired and informed. MY FREELANCE CREATIVE WOMEN – BUY IT!’ Sharmaine Lovegrove, Elle / publisher
‘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
‘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