The best-selling career guide for modern working women.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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.
Written by writer and brand consultant Otegha Uwagba, Little Black Book 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 it's full of indispensable advice on how to thrive as a freelancer, with 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.
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PRAISE FOR LITTLE BLACK BOOK
“Little Black Book is THE book of the year for working women.”
“Answers the kind of questions that, if the workplace were a classroom, you’d be too scared to put your hand up and ask... A no-bullshit approach to business.”
“A compact gem.”
“A must-read for anyone looking to be as prolific as Uwagba herself.”
Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
“Such a useful little book packed with knowledge, I definitely could have done with reading this when I went freelance back in 2014.”
“Avoids all the clichés of the ‘self-help’ genre.”
Emma Gannon, author and host of CTRL-ALT-DELETE
“There’s no fluff in here, it’s all solid gold – recommend 100%.”
Grace Woodward, Fashion & TV commentator
“Should be handed to every graduate.”
Yomi Adegoke, co-author of Slay in Your Lane
“A hugely helpful read for working women in creative industries.”
A Little Bird
“Robust, sensible and calm advice… this is a useful and digestible guide to developing the creative career that will most suit you.”
“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.”
“A toolkit for women in the creative industry that covers all the usual opportunities for instruction – but does it in a friendly, straightforward, non-pandering way.”
“Inspiring, insightful, ambitious.”
“Otegha Uwagba is one of London's new generation of female CEOs.”
“A travel-sized pocket book full of professional gems and expert advice.”
Natasha Lunn, Red Magazine
“If, like me, you love talking and thinking about your career – and hope to constantly evolve it – this one is for you.”
“The book you’ve seen all over Instagram.”
Heather Havrilesky (Ask Polly), author of How to Be a Person in the World
“Little Black Book offers concrete, straight-to-the-point guidance that covers every challenge under the sun. Reading it feels just like having lunch with a wise, wildly successful best friend – informative, reassuring, and most of all, inspiring.”