019: Liv Little. Raising Investment. Microaggressions.

This month’s guest is Liv Little, founder of gal-dem, a media platform run by women and non-binary people of colour.

Tune in to hear us discuss the business side of building a viable digital media platform, from the ins and outs of raising money from investors to the key to successful brand partnerships.

Plus – the microaggressions that prompted Liv to start gal-dem in the first place, how we REALLY feel about Diversity Panels, and a letter from a listener debating whether or not to pursue a career as an influencer.

Thanks also to our (first ever!) show sponsor Motley London, a contemporary jewellery brand on a mission to democratise design. In Good Company listeners can enjoy a 15% discount off all Motley pieces by entering the code WOMENWHO15 at checkout.


Find Liv Little on Twitter (@livlittle) and Instagram (@livslittle).

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018: Elizabeth Day. Learning To Say No. Dealing With Criticism.

“Everyone experiences failure, but not everyone is honest about it, so it can sometimes seem as if everyone else has perfect lives - and that adds to your sense of personal failure".

Elizabeth Day is an ward-winning journalist, acclaimed author, creator of the hugely popular How To Fail podcast - and now author of a forthcoming book of the same name - and on this month's episode we cover everything from feeling like an outsider at work and surviving male-dominated newsrooms, to the major career change that helped her realise her value, and how she gained enough agency to start saying no at work.

Also on the agenda: dealing with criticism and learning to filter out bad opinions. Not relying on external validation to justify your work. The value of sharing your personal experiences with other people.

How To Fail (4th Estate) out on April 4th.

Find Elizabeth on Twitter/Instagram (@elizabday).

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017: Dolly Alderton. Promoting A Book. Private School Privilege.

Best-selling author, award-winning journalist and chart-topping podcaster Dolly Alderton joins me in the studio to chat about the whirlwind year she's had since her debut book came out, her thoughts on turning 30, the pressure (and joys!) of promoting and selling books, and how she finds the time to write. We also had an in-depth chat about privilege and private education (in light of a much-debated column Dolly recently wrote for The Sunday Times Style), the role that money has played in her career choices thus far, and the business of podcasting.

Plus – an Ask Otegha segment in which I give some advice to a recent graduate who's absolutely hating their first job.

Everything I Know About Love (paperback edition, with a new chapter on turning 30)

Find Dolly on Twitter/Instagram (@dollyalderton)

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016: Gemma Hartley. Emotional Labour. Office Housework.

“Likeability is still a huge issue for women in the workforce – they can’t just be good at what they do, they have to be likeable in the process”. Sobering words from journalist Gemma Hartley, whose new book Fed Up explores the burden of emotional labour and why it tends to fall more heavily on women both at home and in the workplace - as well as offering up practical solutions on how to better navigate it.

 Plus some advice for a listener who’s concerned about the lack of diversity in their office, and not sure how best to address it.

Fed Up by Gemma Hartley

Find Gemma Hartley on Twitter (@gemmahartley)

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015: Abigail Bergstrom. Getting A Book Deal. Finding An Agent.

This month's guest is Abigail Bergstrom, Head of Publishing at digital talent agency Gleam. If you dream of being a published author some day, Abigail's got plenty of advice on how to make that happen, from approaching literary agents, to the pros and cons of self-publishing.

Plus – an Ask Otegha segment on coping with a misogynistic work environments.

Gleam Titles: https://www.gleamtitles.com/

Find Abigail Bergstrom on Instagram (@abigailbergstrom) and Twitter (@AbigailBergstrm)

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014: Georgia Spray. Being A Sole Founder. Effective Brand Collaborations.

This month I'm talking about the business of curation with Georgia Spray, founder of London’s coolest affordable art platform Partnership Editions. We covered everything from her approach to building a brand identity and the importance of choosing collaborations with care, to the process of transitioning your side project into your 9 – 5, and how it’s possible to translate having good taste into an actual business model.

Plus – some advice for a nervous listener on how to nail public speaking.

Partnership Editions: http://www.partnershipeditions.com/

Find Georgia Spray on Instagram (@georgiaspray)

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013: Laura Whateley. Money and Shame. Managing Your Finances.

"Being good with money isn’t a science” - so says millennial money expert Laura Whateley, who’s this month’s guest on In Good Company...and it’s a Money Special! Tune in to hear Laura explain why it’s so bloody hard to talk about money openly, how she’s gotten better at managing her finances over the years, what millennials can do to improve their chances of getting on the housing ladder, and what to do if you’re in a relationship where one partner earns significantly more than the other.

Laura Whateley’s book: Money: A User’s Guide

Find Laura Whateley on Twitter (@lwhateley)

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012: Katherine Ormerod. Fake Followers. Real Success.

This month’s episode features fashion journalist and influencer Katherine Ormerod. Tune in to discover the highs and lows of working in the fashion industry, the various routes of making money from social media, and the not-so-glamorous side of being an influencer.

Plus – advice on how to deal with a colleague who keeps undermining you on account of your gender.

Katherine Ormerod’s book: Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Katherine Ormerod’s anti-perfectionism platform: http://www.workworkwork.co/

Find Katherine Ormerod on Instagram (@katherine_ormerod) and Twitter (@katherine_orm)

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011: Missy Flynn. Redefining Success. Imposter Syndrome

This month’s episode features Missy Flynn, co-founder of Rita’s Bar and Dining talking about her changing definitions of success and failure, whilst sharing tonnes of practical advice on setting up a business on a budget and creating a distinctive brand.

Plus – some tips on how to deal with imposter syndrome when you’ve just started a new job.

Rita’s Dining: https://www.ritasdining.com/

Find Missy Flynn on Instagram (@missyffs)

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010: Mona Chalabi. Fake News. Instagram Fame.

On this month's episode, we've got journalist Mona Chalabi, Data Editor at the Guardian US about the popularity of her Instagram account, the trials and tribulations of being a woman of colour working in media, changing beauty standards, and her Emmy-nominated Vagina Dispatches series.

Plus – some advice for a letter writer whose terrible boss who keeps throwing her under the bus.

Find Mona Chalabi on Instagram (@monachalabi), Twitter (@monachalabi) and Monachalabi.com.

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009: Marina Guergova. Artful Curation. Running A Pop-Up.

This month’s episode features Marina Guergova, founder of two thriving retail brands – lifestyle concept shop The Basics Store, and womenswear brand Marina London. Tune in to hear Marina get very real about the money side of running a business, share tips on how to run a successful pop-up, and let us in on her creative process when it comes to curating a seriously beautiful brand and physical space. 

Plus – her thoughts on why pop-ups are the future of retail, and tips for convincing people to get on board with your business idea when you’re just starting out.

Find The Basics Store on Instagram (@give__receive) and Thebasicsstore.com/

Find Marina London on Instagram (@marinalondon) and Marinalondon.com/

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008: Gynelle Leon. Career Pivots. Self-Confidence

This month we've got the fabulous Gynelle Leon in the hot seat, owner of PRICK – London’s first (and best) cacti and succulents shop - sharing her wisdom on everything from how to navigate a major career pivot, to the ins and outs of running a retail space, and defining your own personal definition of success.

Plus – advice on dealing with terrible bosses who throw you under the bus for their mistakes.

PRICK: http://www.prickldn.com/

Find Gynelle Leon on Instagram (@bowbelle) and Twitter (@bowbelle)

007: Emma Gannon. Personal Brands. Confidence.

On this month's episode I've got multi-hyphenate author, broadcaster and podcaster Emma Gannon in the hot seat. Expect details of her new book The Multi-Hyphen Method, a discussion about the pros and cons of 'side hustles', and Emma’s thoughts on why you shouldn't call yourself a freelancer.

Plus – a letter from a listener who's struggling with her confidence after a bit of a tough time career-wise.

Emma Gannon’s podcast: CTRL, ALT, DELETE

Find Emma Gannon on Instagram (@emmagannonuk), Twitter (@emmagannon) and Emmagannon.co.uk.

006: Reni Eddo-Lodge. Freelancing. Boundaries. Moving Back Home.

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. 

Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book: Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Find Reni Eddo-Lodge on Instagram (@renieddolodge), Twitter (@renireni) and Renieddolodge.co.uk.

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005: Sharmaine Lovegrove. Publishing Books. Getting Payrises.

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.

Find Sharmaine Lovegrove on Twitter (@SharLovegrove)

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004: Sabine Zetteler. Promoting Projects. Rude Clients.

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.

Zetteler: https://www.zetteler.co.uk/

Find Sabine Zetteler on Instagram (@sabinezetteler) and Twitter (@SabineZetteler)

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003: Lana Elie. Business 101. Getting Your Dues

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.

Floom: https://www.floom.com/

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002: Zing Tsjeng. Female Competition. Starting From Scratch.

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.

Find Zing Tsjeng on Twitter (@misszing) and Instagram (@miss_zing)

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001: Serena Guen. Freelancing. Bossy Colleagues.

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).

SUITCASE: https://suitcasemag.com/

Find Serena Guen on Twitter (@SerenaGuen) and Instagram (@serenaguen)

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