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Summary

The essential career handbook for creative working women.

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 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 has 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 cofounder 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Otegha Uwagba (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Encompassing issues ranging from money management to brand building this book, written by business wunderkind Otegha Uwagba who also founded the community Women Who, is a must-read guide for all creative women looking to navigate the world of work." ( Elle)
"Otegha Uwagba is one of London's new generation of female CEOs." ( Evening Standard)
"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." ( Fast Company)

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Sorry , boring for me.

Struggled to begin. I'm forced to give fifteen words so that's what I am doing .

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A very easy read

This felt like a collection of articles from a glossy magazine.
It didn’t provide you with anything groundbreaking or revolutionary. Also it seemed to be targeted at creatives but it could apply to men and women in all walks of life.

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Great book

An easy to listen, interesting book. Lots of useful advises which you can be addopted by each of us.

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  • 08-06-21

Loved it

Short and right on point! Many good tips and explanations. Absolutely no unnecessary talk so you can get going right away

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Thank you

This was so needed! Thank you for helping me implement them little things back into my life x

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Short & to the point!

I listened to this book in under 2 hours & made a whole page of notes which I will DEFINITELY put into practice. If you’re an ambitious woman, whether a freelancer or Working in corporate, this book is a must read. I read quite a lot of books for female entrepreneurs and this is the ONLY book that I have come across so far that has ZERO waffle!
Hats off to the Author!

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Great book for young professional women

I loved the way the book was compact and to the point. Gives actionable steps. My favourite part were the quotes from inspirational women, they gave me a lot to think about!

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Very inspiring little book

Generally nice and compact. If add a bit more content about proper or expected social behaviour will be more helpful.