On this month's episode I'm joined by Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of one of 2017's most talked about books: Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race. Tune in to hear us discussing the challenges of freelancing, how to create boundaries when it comes to work, and the effects of structural racism in the workplace. Plus, advice for someone considering moving in with their parents so they can pursue a different career path.
On this month's episode, I'm in conversation with publishing powerhouse Sharmaine Lovegrove, head of new(ish) imprint Dialogue Books. We talk about what it's been like making the transition from self-employment and running her own businesses to joining a large company as a full-time employee, the business lessons she learned from watching The Apprentice, and how she chooses which books to publish. Plus, I offer some advice to someone whose bosses keep promising a payrise that's yet to materialise, who's also trying to figure out if she's even on the right career path at the same time.
This month we’ve got Sabine Zetteler in the hotseat, founder of one of the creative industries’ foremost PR agencies, Zetteler. Sabine is a PR maestro, so of course she shared her advice on how best to promote your projects and ideas at launch; and we also talked about how (and when) to scale from being a one-woman ‘solopreneur’ to running a fully-fledged business of many. Plus – advice on how to deal with rude clients as a freelancer, in this month’s segment of Ask Otegha.
This month I’m in conversation with Lana Elie, founder of luxury e-florist Floom. From how to put together a business plan, to the pros and cons of crowdfunding, and how to manage and motivate a fast-growing team, think of this conversation as Biz 101 for budding entrepreneurs. Plus – my advice for someone who thinks they’re being treated differently at work because they’re a woman.
On this month’s episode I’m talking to journalist Zing Tsjeng, the UK editor of Broadly (VICE’s female-focused channel), about everything from how best to pitch editors as a writer, to her experiences as an outspoken woman – and woman of colour – online.
Plus, I share some thoughts and reading recommendations on female competition in the workplace, advise a listener trying to pivot from a corporate field to a more creative role, and counsel a recent grad struggling to get their foot on the career ladder.
For our very first episode, we talk to Serena Guen, founder and CEO of multimedia travel brand SUITCASE, best known for its travel and fashion-inspired quarterly magazine.
Plus – we hear from a freelancer who’s having trouble getting her clients to pay her, and offer some advice on how to cope if you’re struggling with a bossy co-worker (who isn’t actually your boss).